Barcelona had been relentless of their pursuit of Coutinho over the summer time and had 3 bids for the Brazilian rejected, one in every of which used to be price £118million.
The Catalan giants are broadly anticipated to make a recent transfer for the 25-year-old in January.
Reports have emerged suggesting Barca will grasp a gathering with Liverpool this month to identify whether or not a deal will also be struck to signal Coutinho when the switch window reopens.
And in accordance to Spanish e-newsletter Diario Gol, the passion in Coutinho puts recent doubt over Rakitic’s long term.
The record says Rakitic gained’t play 2nd mess around and accept a spot at the bench.
It could also be stated the Croatian could nonetheless keep in January and re-examine his long term in the summertime.
Rakitic’s versatility as a midfielder makes him a phenomenal proposition for any membership.
Insofar as Coutinho is worried, Barcelona legend Ronaldinho lately admitted he would really like to see him play for the membership.
He stated: “I might be more than happy to see one of these proficient participant put on the blouse I wore for such a lot of years.
“I imagine the best way he performs will completely go well with Barcelona and could be overjoyed to see a participant of such high quality put on the blouse.
“I love the best way Coutinho performs and the kind of soccer he brings.
“Those varieties of qualities will expectantly lend a hand Brazil win the following World Cup.”