LONDON: Liverpool have rejected a fresh a 125 million euro offer from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, thus maintaining their “definitive stance” that the Brazilian mid-fielder will not be sold this summer and will remain a Liverpool player when the window closes.
On Thursday, Barcelona general manager Pep Segura had claimed that the club was "close" to signing Coutinho.
Last Friday, Coutinho had submitted a transfer request to Liverpool, hours after the club came out with a statement that they will not be selling the mid-fielder, reports goal.com.
Shattering the hopes of Barcelona, a statement on Liverpool's website echoed, "The club's definitive stance is that no offers for Coutinho will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes."
Barcelona had offered £72 million for the player in its first bid, which was rejected. Liverpool stood firm in its stance and also rejected the second bid of £90.4 million.
Coutinho, was signed by Liverpool for £8.5 million in January 2013 for a five-year deal which did not include buy-out clause.
The 25-year-old star of Liverpool notched 14 goals for the team in last term. The lead scorer of the team helped the Reds to finish fourth in the Premier league.