BARCELONA PUT OFF BY COUTINHO PRICE
According to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is on Barcelona's radar.
The La Liga champions are monitoring the Brazil international's situation at Anfield, in case they want to secure his services in the near future.
"They [Barcelona] have made a list of players that they are interested in, or that they will research on. [Sofiane] Feghouli at Valencia is one and Coutinho is another one," he told Sky Sports News HQ.
"Parallel to that, Coutinho has received the backing of David Luiz of PSG and Neymar as well. Both of them have said recently that he would be a great addition to Barcelona.
"Barcelona don't seem to be fully interested for different reasons but mostly because of the cost, the fee, to get him to Barcelona.
"They've got Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan joining the squad, they're looking for one or two additions but they don't want to spend a lot of money and Coutinho would cost much more than they want to spend."