Barcelona have prepared a fourth – and potentially final – bid for Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho.
Barca have pursued Coutinho throughout the summer, with the Brazilian handing in a transfer request a fortnight ago.
Liverpool rejected said request however, and are adamant that they will not sell the player.
A fourth is now in the offing, with Sky Sports News reporting that Barca will make an offer ‘that could rise to £138m’.
The breakdown is rather more simple than their third offer. It involves a payment of £101m up front, with £37m in bonuses.
The add-ons are linked to Champions League appearances, and are ‘more easily achievable’ than the farcical additional payments included in the third bid.
A Spanish source told Sky Sports: “Philippe has never been more determined to leave Liverpool.
“To suggest Barca are thinking of backing out and calling it a day, is absolute nonsense.
“They’re all in now; their cards are on the table and they’ll never give up the fight.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reiterated on Tuesday that Coutinho was not for sale.