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Coutinho will become a Barcelona player 'in the next few days'

The Blaugrana are meeting Reds officials on Wednesday in a bid to close the deal for the Brazilian No.10


Philippe Coutinho will be a Barcelona player "in the next few days," according to reports in Spain, as the Blaugrana plot a British record move for the Liverpool No.10.

The Brazilian is eager to move to the Camp Nou this month, though Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to delay the transfer until the summer to improve his side's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

Spanish newspaper Sport believe the final details will be sorted "in the next few days" with both clubs meeting on Wednesday in London.

The 25-year-old has hit 12 goals in 18 games this season to position the Reds well to retain a top four finish and go deep in the Champions League with a last 16 tie with Porto.

Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona could be on this month (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

Reports in Spain suggest there could be developments this week (Image: AFP)
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A move to the Camp Nou would prevent him from partaking in that competition again this season, though Ernesto Valverde's lead in La Liga would likely mean a guaranteed medal inside his first few months.

Coutinho has been ruled out injured for the FA Cup tie with Everton on Friday with a thigh injury.

It is only a precaution though, meaning should a deal drag on Coutinho will likely be fit for the crunch clash with Manchester City nine days later.

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