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Report: Coutinho and Paulinho to Barcelona ‘95% done’

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According to a report from reliable Brazilian outlet Esporte Interativo Brazil, La Liga giants Barcelona are very close to securing deals for both Coutinho and Paulinho.

Massive funds

Following the long-anticipated world-record transfer of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona have a glut of cash to part with, with the Blaugrana having reportedly drawn up a lengthy list of potential targets for the coming weeks.

Reds standout

Atop this list is Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, with the Camp Nou board said to be long-term admirers of the talents of the former Inter Milan standout.
Several Barca bids have already been rejected by Liverpool, the latest of which was rumoured to have been in the region of 120 million Euro, while Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has remained adamant throughout the saga that his star man will be going nowhere this summer.
However, the Selecao star was left out of the Liverpool squad for their friendly matchup with Athletic Bilbao yesterday, with many outlets claiming that his absence was due to an imminent move to Catalunya.

Midfield dynamo

Paulinho, on the other hand, was named as a surprise target for Ernesto Valverde’s side at the start of the summer. with Barca eager to add some much-needed pace and power to their aging midfield.
The Guangzhou Evergrande star is reportedly available for a fee in the region of 30 million Euro, with Barcelona having re-opened discussions with the Chinese Super League outfit over recent days.

Imminent arrivals

And, as per a report from reliable Brazilian source Esporte Interativo Brazil, deals to take both Coutinho and Paulinho to the Camp Nou are ‘95% done’, with the outlet even claiming that the moves could be confirmed as early as tomorrow.

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