Barcelona’s operation to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is underway, reports Sport.
Barca are long-term admirers of the Brazil playmaker, who was recently praised by current Nou Camp star Neymar.
Coutinho, according to Sport, could leave Liverpool this summer and Barca know that he would be delighted to move to Catalonia. They have already sounded out the deal.
The midfielder’s representatives have a good relationship with Barcelona, who believe the Brazilian would fit in perfectly with their playing style.
Coutinho feels the time for change has arrived and he has received offers from elsewhere. PSG are believed to have offered him a way out of Anfield, but he is not keen on a move to the French club.
Earlier this week, Neymar admitted he was keen to see Neymar join him at Camp Nou.
‘A Premier League player that I would like to have in Barcelona is Coutinho,’ he told the Daily Mail.
‘I believe he is a player that would totally fit in Barcelona.’