Liverpool will not sell Philippe Coutinho this summer

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Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield on May 21, 2017 in Liverpool, England.
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According to Goal’s Melissa Reddy, Paris Saint-Germain are not interested in Philippe Coutinho and have received no offers for the talismanic Brazilian.

After reports in recent days indicated that the Ligue 1 side were interested in the former Inter Milan midfielder, Melissa Reddy confirms that Liverpool have not had any enquiries from PSG and wouldn’t be receptive to any either.

Last summer, PSG made an approach to Coutinho’s representatives and is once again high up on the French side’s transfer list.

Coutinho is due back at Melwood tomorrow for pre-season training and as Reddy puts it, “is more unattainable than Kylian Mbappe – PSG’s priority objective in the window.”

It was just seven months ago that Coutinho signed a new five-year contract, committing his future to Liverpool.

After signing Mohamed Salah last month, Jürgen Klopp has no intention of selling his most important player immediately afterwards as Liverpool intend on challenging for silverware next season with a renewed vigour.

Barcelona are a side that, while never made an attempt to sign him, have “shelved their long-term drive for him.

Liverpool are looking to rejoin the European heavyweights and cannot do so by continuing to sell their top players year on year.

Klopp’s arrival on Merseyside has seen a marked change in the way the club deals in the transfer market and Coutinho staying at Liverpool is a large part of this departure from selling big and buying small.

Liverpool have a two-legged Champions League qualifier to get past in August and as the Reds are favoured to progress to the group stages, Coutinho will be vital to any chance of success in Europe next term.

Klopp has made it clear that he values certain players immensely and as the side’s most talented player, there is no chance that he will be selling him this summer.

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Michael Mongie
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