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Philippe Coutinho friend speaks out

A “close family member” of Liverpool master Philippe Coutinho has seemed to ensure reports that he has two-handed in a transfer request.

Earlier these days, Reds owners Fenway Sports group took the rare step of issue a press release regarding the club’s transfer policy, demand that “no offers for Philippe are considered” this summer.

The club have already turned down 2 approaches for the Brazilian from cash-rich Barcelona, who are within the marketplace for a quick replacement for Neymar, together with a most up-to-date provide of £90m and add-ons.

With Liverpool’s stance clear and rumours of a brand new bid of over £100m coming back, Coutinho has reportedly submitted a proper transfer request in an effort to push the move through.

Responding to the story, an unidentified friend told Sky Sports News: “Philippe has tried terribly exhausting to seek out an peaceful solution to the current scenario however to no avail.

“He has tremendous love for the club and its fans, however like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have detected within the past, Liverpool doesn’t let its players leave on peaceful terms.”

Coutinho can miss Liverpool’s season-opener at Watford this weekend and could be a doubt for next week’s Champions League contest with Hoffenheim because of a back injury.

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