PHILIPPE COUTINHO has obtained ANOTHER “come and play for us” plea from Barcelona.
The Spanish giants are already being investigated by FIFA after Atletico Madrid accused them of tapping up their French striker Antoine Griezmann.
And yesterday midfielder Ivan Rakitic turned the newest Barca participant to attempt to lure Liverpool playmaker Coutinho to the Nou Camp.
Rakitic stoked up the Coutinho tug-of-war by declaring: “Each good participant is welcome.
“So we’ve to say the doorways are open for each good participant – and Coutinho is an effective participant.
“With all respect to his membership Liverpool, and his followers, we might be actually blissful if he can be a part of us.
“However with all of the respect if he stayed at Liverpool we would need him all the perfect luck on the planet.
“We’ve to consider the gamers who’re already right here, I believe we’ve a very good staff.
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“If there is a chance to do it with Coutinho, or one other participant, excellent.
“If not, we are going to combat in our greatest means.”
Barcelona already threat a second switch ban over the Griezmann row.
They have been banned in 2014 for for breaching guidelines over signing younger stars and if discovered responsible they might be hit for TWO home windows.
Atletico are fuming after Barca chief Guillermo Amor mentioned: “Possibly there’s been a gathering and issues have superior, although I don’t know.”
Rakitic’s team-mates Paulinho and Luis Suarez have additionally urged Coutinho to maneuver to the Nou Camp, whereas Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has gone public to assert the funds are able to land the Brazilian.
Ex-Liverpool striker Suarez additionally despatched Coutinho a bottle of wine after he drew his identify in Barca’s Secret Santa sport.
The Spanish giants had three separate Coutinho bids turned down by Kop chiefs final summer season.
However they’re determined to persuade Liverpool to promote their prized asset when the switch window opens subsequent month.
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