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Barcelona transfer news: Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Inigo Martinez all lined up to replace £198million Neymar

Catalan club are losing no sleep over Brazilian's exit and are stepping up efforts to spend their war chest on new faces

Barcelona are lining up a sensational TRIPLE swoop to replace £198million Neymar, according to reports.

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele and Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez have all been targeted by the Catalans.

Barcelona are looking to bring in new faces to replace £198m star Neymar

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Barcelona are looking to bring in new faces to replace £198million star Neymar

Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho is a top target for Barcelona this summer

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Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho is a top target for Barcelona this summer

And Mundo Deportivo claims Barca have today stepped up their efforts to land the three stars.


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Liverpool have already rejected a £72m bid for Brazil playmaker Coutinho, who signed a new five-year contract at Anfield in January.

The report claims the 25-year-old’s agent, Giuliano Bertolucci, is in London awaiting the Reds’ response to a second bid of £90m.

Coutinho will miss Liverpool’s friendly against Athletic Bilbao tonight as he recovers from a niggle he picked up against Atletico Madrid.

Despite interest in his star man, Jurgen Klopp is adamant Coutinho is NOT for sale.

But reports claim the German is lining up a move for West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini, 24, in case.

Borussia Dortmund star Ousmane Dembele is keen on a Barcelona transfer

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Borussia Dortmund star Ousmane Dembele is keen on a Barcelona transfer

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants to sign Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez

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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants to sign Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez

With the new war chest at Barca’s disposal, the Nou Camp club are also interested in snapping up Dortmund ace Dembele.

The France international, 20, is seen as a similar player to Neymar – and is keen on a Barcelona switch.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has a huge war chest to spend after the club cashed in on Neymar

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Ernesto Valverde has a war chest to spend after the club cashed in on Neymar

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool star man Philippe Coutinho is NOT for sale

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Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool star man Philippe Coutinho is NOT for sale

But Dortmund, who signed Dembele from Rennes last summer for £14m, would expect to cash in for closer to £81m.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has identified Sociedad centre-back Martinez, 26, to sure up his defence.

The La Liga club confirmed Valverde’s interest in the player but are adamant they will not sell.


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