Liverpool offered midfielder in Philippe Coutinho bid: Barcelona star snubs transfer

BARCELONA star Arda Turan has rejected a move to Liverpool, according to reports in Spain.

Liverpool are attempting to add to their squad as Jurgen Klopp targets a crack at the Premier League title next season.

The Reds have already snapped up the likes of Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke, and completed a deal for Hull’s Andy Robertson this afternoon.

Turan, meanwhile, is facing a summer of uncertainty over at Barcelona.

The Turkey international has struggled at the Nou Camp since arriving from Atletico Madrid three years ago, and has spent much of his time in Catalonia stuck behind the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the pecking order.

And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Barcelona want to use him as a negotiating tool in a bid to land Philippe Coutinho.

However, he has told the club he is not interested in a move to Anfield.

Klopp’s men return to the Champions League this season after a two-year absence, with their top three four finish last season a huge achievement.

But Turan wants a move to one of Europe’s elite – something the player does not deem Liverpool to be.

Barcelona will now have to change tact if they want to lure Coutinho to La Liga.

Liverpool are hellbent on keeping their star asset and Klopp has insisted he is not for sale because he deems him central to his plans going forward. 

“Yes [Coutinho is not for sale] but that’s not since this morning or yesterday, it’s not been any different,” he said.

“Phil is a very important player for us. He’s trying to get back his rhythm but there’s no doubt about his quality.

“I’m not surprised that any club is interested in players at Liverpool.

“The very important message is that we are not a selling club and that’s how it is.

“We believe in working together and developing together. We want to make the next step together and for this we need to stay together.

“We have to create a situation where everybody is easily able to see which direction we want to go. It’s really positive. This is a fantastic club and it’s a good moment for Liverpool.”