Barcelona's potential move for Arsenal star is great news for Liverpool

Barcelona's potential move for Arsenal star is great news for Liverpool

Barça failed with multiple bids for Coutinho in summer and talk of a renewed approach as soon as the transfer window re-opens in January has resulted in many, many headlines since August.

Barcelona wanted to sign the Brazil global in the summer of 2017, according to ESPN.

Recent reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic might consider quitting Barcelona if the Blaugrana sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

Liverpool must improve their squad in the winter transfer window and if Coutinho leaves, then they must sign a quality star to replace the Brazilian playmaker.

The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for the Denmark worldwide as a possible alternative to Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, for whom they had three bids turned down during the summer.

Michael Regan  GettyImages
Michael Regan GettyImages

For one, due to Arsenal's participation in the Europa League, Ozil would be eligible to take part in Barcelona's Champions League campaign after Christmas while Coutinho is already cup-tied in the competition.

"Coutinho is a friend and also a great player".

It has to be noted though that Manchester United, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are also keen on his services.

Excluding the Supercopa de España, Barca have scored a massive 40 goals in 16 games, conceding just five in that time, as they've made the ideal start to life under Ernesto Valverde. Speaking earlier this week, Arsene Wenger reiterated that the club had yet to decide if they plan to offload the World Cup victor and fellow contract rebel Alexis Sanchez in January or risk losing them for nothing at the end of the season. My relationship with him is the best I can hope for and I always say that he cares about all the players equally, giving the same level of attention to first-team players and reserves.

More Rain Friday Into Saturday Morning
Luckily, it won't be enough to slow you down much on the busiest travel day of the year; highs will be in the 30s. Steadier precipitation will taper to on and off rain Saturday night as warmer air surges into Central New York.

Related Articles

  • Cyborg's first featherweight title defence confirmed for UFC 219

    Cyborg's first featherweight title defence confirmed for UFC 219

    Holm lost her belt to Miesha Tate after taking down Rousey, but she is certainly good enough to compete with Cyborg. The two mixed martial artists had been feuding on Twitter recently, seemingly laying the groundwork for this fight.
    Ryan student murder case: CBI opposes conductor Ashok Kumar's bail plea

    Ryan student murder case: CBI opposes conductor Ashok Kumar's bail plea

    The seven-year-old Pradyuman was found inside the toilet of the school with his throat slit on September 8. The family members ofAshok Kumar, including his father, were present in the court today.
    Amazon Key vulnerability could let couriers reenter your home unseen

    Amazon Key vulnerability could let couriers reenter your home unseen

    However, whether Amazon itself trusts people dropping the package off is another concerning question. Amazon says it will now notify customers immediately if a camera goes offline during a delivery.
  • George Clooney Headed to TV for World War II Drama

    George Clooney Headed to TV for World War II Drama

    He is angered by a bureaucratic rule, Catch-22, which specifies that being concerned for one's safety is proof of sanity. The series is scheduled to go into production in 2018, and Clooney will be playing the role of Colonel Cathcart .
    UNSC to vote on Syria chem gas attacks probe

    UNSC to vote on Syria chem gas attacks probe

    The Russian draft resolution received support from Russai, Bolivia, Kazakhstan and China. This was the 10th time Russian Federation vetoed a resolution on Syria.
    Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Are Married

    Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Are Married

    Security for the event was tight, according to reports, and an entire block in the Big Easy was said to be closed off to traffic. Speaking prior to giving birth, the sports star said she was looking forward to the challenges of motherhood.
  • Fire roars through West Chester senior living center

    Fire roars through West Chester senior living center

    At least 20 people were injured after a five-alarm blaze rips through a nursing home in West Chester on Thursday night. A spokesperson for the community, Faith Woodward, told CBS news 140 people live in the community.
    Venezuela in 'selective default', signs debt deal with Russian Federation

    Venezuela in 'selective default', signs debt deal with Russian Federation

    Many in the nation of 30 million are skipping meals, and increasingly suffering from malnutrition or preventable disease. NY time (2000 GMT) to discuss an auction that will eventually determine the amount paid out to buyers of CDS protection.
    Tesla launches electric truck with big power and range

    Tesla launches electric truck with big power and range

    Tesla unveils its bid at a commercial truck as it faces other challenges, particularly around the production of its Model 3 sedan. By Tesla's calculation, the cost per mile for its all-electric Semi would be $1.26, compared with $1.51 for a diesel.
  • Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Upgraded at Vetr Inc

    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Upgraded at Vetr Inc

    Baird restated a buy rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Wells Fargo & in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Select Equity Group Lp increased Heico Corp New (NYSE:HEI.A) stake by 215,310 shares to 968,285 valued at $60.08B in 2017Q2.
    Mueller Issued First Trump Campaign Subpoena in October

    Mueller Issued First Trump Campaign Subpoena in October

    Trump campaign officials were not compelled by the subpoena to testify before the grand jury Mueller's team convened earlier this year.
    Sylvester Stallone Responds to Sexual Assault Allegation

    Sylvester Stallone Responds to Sexual Assault Allegation

    The next day she was approached by De Luca, who gave her keys for a room on the 27th floor and told her to go there. Sylvester Stallone has been added to the long list of A-listers who've been accused of sexual misconduct.