FC Barcelona will make a fresh move for Brazil international star Philippe Coutinho in January, according to Guillem Balague.
The La Liga giants, who sit four points clear at the top of the Spanish top-flight standings following their unbeaten start to the 2017-18 season, were heavily linked with a mega-money transfer for the Liverpool midfielder during the previous summer transfer window.
The 25-year-old, who has 29 international caps for his country, has scored four goals and provided three assists in nine appearances in all competitions for The Reds so far this season.
Coutinho, who arrived at Anfield back in January 2013 following his reported £8.5m switch from Serie A outfit Inter Milan, has netted 46 times in 190 games overall for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
However, after failing to lure the Brazilian to the Nou Camp this summer, Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Balague suggests Barcelona will return with an offer of €80m (£71m) for the central midfielder’s services in the New Year market.
Liverpool’s record transfer fee received is the £75m Barcelona paid for former Reds striker Luis Suarez back in July 2014.