Barcelona are reportedly planning to use the £200million raised from the sale of Neymar to acquire the duo of Philippe Coutinho and Paulo Dybala.
Following a long running saga, Neymar has finally completed a £200million move to Paris Saint-Germain and the Catalan giants as well as their fans will surely have been left shocked by the abrupt departure of their superstar attacker.
However, life goes on and Barcelona will now have to focus their attention towards using the huge cash influx to find an able replacement for Neymar as well as improve other areas of their squad.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has widely been mentioned as the main target for Barcelona but the Premier League side are adamant that they do not want to sell the Brazilian this summer, even rejecting a bid of around £89milion from the La Liga giants recently.
With Barcelona in a desperate situation though, they will not look to give up on Coutinho anytime soon and TuttoMercatoWeb journalist Enzio Bucchioni has gone on to claim that Blaugrana will now look to test the resolve of Liverpool once again by raising their offer to around a whopping £108million.
Bucchioni told TuttoMercatoWeb, “With €222m (£200m) in hand, to be spent, Barcelona are knocking on multiple doors and talking with more players.
“Liverpool are set to [lose] Coutinho. The deal with the player is there. The English have said no to €100m (£90m), but the offer will rise soon [to] around €120m (£108m). Still [they] cannot say no.”
In addition to Coutinho, Bucchioni believes that Barcelona will be acquiring the services of another star player and the Catalans have Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala firmly on their sights, with the Argentine international also expected to cost over £100million.
He continued, “But Coutinho cannot be enough, the other great goal is [Paulo] Dybala. No secret, [the] Argentinean has always been liked. Barcelona prepares a bid of €120m (£108m).”