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