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Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona to sign Liverpool and Brazil midfielder in £142m deal

Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona to sign Liverpool and Brazil midfielder in £142m deal

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Media playback is not supported on this device Barcelona will sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho in a £142m deal, one of the most expensive transfers of all time.The Reds are expected to receive £105m up front - a British record - for the 25-year-old Brazil international, with the rest in realistic add-ons.The playmaker will sign a five-and-half year deal at the Nou Camp and will have a buyout clause of 400m euros (£355m).He joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for £8.5m in January 2013, The final deal will be eclipsed only by the £200m Paris St-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar last summer, and the £165.7m Kylian Mbappe will cost PSG at the end of his initial loan spell from Monaco.Coutinho stayed behind on Merseyside while final ...