Not Coutinho: Barcelona Planning to Break the Bank For Key Liverpool Man

Barcelona are switching their attention from Philippe Coutinho to his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane, with Juventus and Real Madrid also understood to be keen.

Liverpool spent most of the summer fending off Barcelona’s interest in Brazilian international Coutinho, rejecting a host of bids to keep the playmaker at Anfield despite his desire to make the move to Catalunya.

Ernesto Valverde’s men still have money from selling Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal despite signing Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund – and they could look to spend it on one of Coutinho’s team-mates.

 

The Mirror report that Barcelona have turned their attention to Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane, who is currently suspended following his controversial red card against Manchester City last weekend.

Mane, 25, excelled with both Red Bull Salzburg and Southampton before earning his move to Liverpool last summer, where he has blossomed into one of the Premier League’s most dangerous attacking players.

The Senegal international hit 13 goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, whilst he’s even found the net three times in four games this term as his blistering pace, incisive approach play and superb finishing have made him vital to Jurgen Klopp’s style of play.