Fensway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool FC, have published an announcement on Philippe Coutinho.
"We would like to clarify our position on the possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.
The club is definitely declaring that any offer for Philippe will not be considered and he will remain a Liverpool Football Club player when the summer window closes," the statement reads.
Thus the saga with Coutinho and Barcelona can be considered closed. Spaniards' attempts to signb the Brazilian ended in failure.
The last proposal by the Catalans was supposed to be worth 100 million euros (including variables). Such money did not, however, tempted Liverpool, who want to keep the squad at all costs through the Premier League season, which begins this weekend.
Crossing out the chances of transfer of 25-year-old Coutinho improves Borussia Dortmund's negotiating position, which will be able to get more money for Ousmane Dembélé. After Neymar's sale Barcelona has to bring the star to their place, and only one of the main goals has remained in the market.UPDATE:
"Sky Sports" have just announced that the saga associated with transfer of the 25-year-old does not end. The player decided to go to war with his employer and present a "transfer request" to the activists, a formal request to give him permission to change colors.
This means that Coutinho has decided to move to Camp Nou and will now try to finalize it at all costs. Taking this step he counts that it will force the decision makers to change their view. So the Englishmen were put up against the wall. Now they can sell the Brazilian or force him to stop him in a team against his will, which can have bad consequences.