Real Madrid are considering a blockbuster bid for Coutinho and will offer Isco to us in return, reports Spanish rumour mongers Don Balon.
According to their article, Zinedine Zidane fancies our Brazilian, who’s been sensational during the past month – and has told the Champions League holders and favourites to make him this summer’s no.1 target.
It’s an interesting story, but frankly, we don’t believe it.
Coutinho signed a mammoth new deal in January and Isco is in negotiations to extend his own one until 2022.
Liverpool have absolutely no intention of selling our 24-year-old and it’ll take a bid of well over £100m before we even consider sitting down and talking.
For us, this is a made-up story…
Cristiano Ronaldo plays in Coutinho’s position on the left of Real’s 4-3-3, and the Portuguese has a few more years at the top. If they’re going to break the world-record for a new signing, it won’t be for a a player who prefers that exact role.