Philippe Coutinho ‘tells JurgenKlopp he won’t play for Liverpool anymore’ – even if it fees him Planet Cup spot
Philippe Coutinho is refusing to alter his stance over a move away from Liverpool – even if it charges him his spot at the World Cup.
The Brazilian wants to quit Anfield to secure a blockbuster switch to Barcelona following Liverpool rejected two bids for his services.
Last week, the Reds issued a statement insisting Coutinho would not be departing but the player has handed in a transfer request in a bid to force by means of the move.
Reports recommend Coutinho, who is presently sidelined with a back difficulty, has even told Klopp he will never ever play for the club once again.
And now it is suggested he is so intent on leaving the club, Coutinho is even willing to danger his place in Brazil’s squad for next summer time.
MundoDeportivo reports Coutinho is prepared to sit in the stands for the remainder of the season if the club do not agree to his departure.
The 25-year-old is desperate to move to the Nou Camp as Ernesto Valverde looks to bring in reinforcements.
Coutinho believe he has acted professionally throughout the summer time and following initially going by way of the required implies of handing in a formal transfer request, he will now look to force the move.
A deal for Borussia Dortmund winger OusmaneDembele is also in the pipeline for the Catalan giants.
Discussing the injured playmaker earlier this week, Klopp said: “Absolutely nothing has changed in the final few days – not on one side or the other side.
“I work with the players I have and do not think about players I do not have — if they are injured or whatever. It really is the exact same predicament for me.
“If, for instance, there is an supply for a player and I say ‘No’ and the owners say, ‘Yes, let’s ask for a quantity on how significantly they want to spend.’ And I say, ‘I do not want to hear it’. But they say ‘We want to hear it, £50 million … £50 million is cool.’ So then they sell the player — that is how a club performs.”
Man Utd sign NemanjaMatic from Chelsea
Manchester United have completed the signing of NemanjaMatic from Chelsea, his new club have announced.
The midfielder, who turns 29 on August 1, joins on a three-year deal with an option to extend it by a additional year right after playing 121 Premier League matches for the Blues, scoring four goals.
While United declined to state how a lot they have paid for the midfielder, to take him to Old Trafford.
Matic produced 30 starts in Antonio Conte’s first season at Stamford Bridge, with CescFabregas largely playing second fiddle to the Serbian as the club’s central midfielders vied for a spot alongside N’GoloKante.
And while Chelsea’s upcoming season will be far busier than last due to possessing certified for the Champions League, the arrival of TiemoueBakayoko puts Matic’s lengthy-term future at the club in doubt.
For Manchester United’s component, Jose Mourinho will be reunited with a player whom he requested during his previous spell at Chelsea, and will look to Matic to supply depth in a squad that he feels is nevertheless not complete.
Mourinho told United’s official internet site: “Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents almost everything we want in a footballer loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.
“I would like to thank him for his need to join us due to the fact with out that, it would be not possible to have him here. I am positive our players and supporters will really like him. A big welcome to our new number 31.”
Matic added: “I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To operate with Jose Mourinho after again was an chance I could not turn down.
“I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their assistance. I cannot wait to meet my new group-mates and to start off training with them.
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