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Barca Targets Coutinho

Barca Targets CoutinhoBarca Targets Coutinho

Barcelona is ready to mount a new bid to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window.

The Catalan club failed with multiple offers for Coutinho in the summer, but the Brazilian wanted the move and he missed six of the Reds’ opening games of the Premier League campaign as speculation intensified throughout August, Skysports.com reported.

Barca was immediately ready to spend their huge $261m windfall from the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and the Liga club’s chief executive Oscar Grau says nothing has changed ahead of the winter window.

“We are ready to sign Coutinho or any other player the technical staff request in the winter window,” he said on Wednesday.

“We want to have the most competitive squad possible. The club will be sustainable, we don’t want losses. If that is the case, we will look for means to generate income.”

Barcelona is on course to become the world’s highest earning sports club, with record revenues of $1,061m forecast for the financial year 2017/18.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said in October 2016 the club were targeting $1billion in revenue by 2021.

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