Liverpool are maintaining a strong stance and are not ready to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
The Catalan giants came up with a mammoth third bid for the Brazilian international but the move was rejected by the Merseysiders.
According to Diario Gol, after the rejection of the bid, Josep Bartomeu has an option to close the signing of the former Inter Milan by offering Liverpool a player.
The Spanish source have mentioned that the Anfield club would accept a player plus cash deal and Jurgen Klopp would be extremely interested in signing Ivan Rakitic.
The Croatian international is considered a very important member of the team and it is stated that if signing Coutinho is a step forward for Barca then losing Rakitic would be a set-back.
In such a situation, Diario Gol have mentioned that Barca boss Valverde is ready to offer Andre Gomes to Liverpool. The Portuguese international did get some minutes in the Spanish Super Cup but did not feature last night in the La Liga.
Barcelona have an overcrowded midfield department with players like Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic, Suarez, Rafinha, Alena and Sergi Roberto around as well. Gomes mostly warmed the bench last season and the club would not mind losing him.
The Euro 2016 champion joined the Spanish side last summer and has a release clause of €100million in his contract (FCBarcelona). He started 17 league games, scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists in the last campaign. In your opinion, should Klopp sign the 24-year-old midfielder?
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