Philippe Coutinho submits transfer request after Liverpool rule out sale to Barcelona



Liverpool star attacker Philippe Coutinho has handed in a formal transfer request after club owners issued a statement insisting no offers will be considered for the Brazilian’s sale.

Having already rejected a £90 million offer from Barcelona on Wednesday, Liverpool reckon that the Spanish giants will return with an improved offer to acquire Coutinho’s services but the Kop owners were quick to act in ruling out any potential move for the 25-year-old this summer.

Reds’ owners Fenway Sports Group issued a public statement that stated: “We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.

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