Coutinho to join Barcelona after deal agreed with Liverpool
Barcelona are to sign Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool on a five-and-a-half year contract worth a reported £142m
It will make him the third most expensive transfer in football history.
"Barcelona and Liverpool have reached an agreement for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho," the La Liga leaders said in a statement.
"The player will sign a contract for the rest of the season and five more and will have a release clause of 400 million euros.
Liverpool confirmed the deal.
"Liverpool FC can confirm Philippe Coutinho will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona, subject to medical and agreement of personal terms," the Premier League club said.
"The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities to conclude the transfer immediately."
Paris St Germain paid Barcelona 222 million euros for Brazilian forward Neymar in August and the French club will pay Monaco 180 million euros to sign Kylian Mbappe when he completes a loan spell this season.Published: by Radio NewsHub