RUMOURS: Coutinho hurt by failed Barca bid

Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho was left hurt by Barcelona’s failed pursuit of him in the summer transfer window, according to Don Ballon.

Coutinho was desperate to leave Liverpool for LaLiga giants Barca, handing in a transfer request but a move did not eventuate as the Reds reportedly rejected three bids before the transfer window closed.

The Brazil international felt that the Catalans should have made a more concerted effort for his signature. The report claims he was given assurances by Barca’s directors that he would sign only for the deal to fall through….