Barcelona has told Philippe Coutinho they won’t be back for him in January if he turns out in the Champions League.
Despite Coutinho making a transfer request at Liverpool, Barca failed to sign the Brazil international last month – much to the player’s frustration.
Don Balon says Barca and Coutinho have maintained contact since the market shut, with the Catalans assuring the player they remain keen.
However, it’s also been relayed to the midfielder that a January deal will hinge on him not being Cup-tied from the Champions League.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has already stated Coutinho is “available” for their group opener against Sevilla.