Liverpool have completely ruled out making a move for Philippe Coutinho as it will be “impossible” to agree a deal for the Barcelona player.
Coutinho spent five seasons at Liverpool prior to his January 2018 move to Camp Nou, where he had less success.
The Brazil international struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in his only full season with Barca and has spent 2019-20 on loan with Bayern Munich.
Bayern do not intend to take up the option to sign Coutinho permanently this summer, though, and his agent has confirmed that a Premier League return is a strong possibility.
However, The Athletic’s Simon Hughes claims that a return to Anfield is off the cards as Liverpool do not feel that it is possible to complete a transfer.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are also rumoured to be in the running to sign Coutinho, who has scored eight times and six assists in 22 Bundesliga appearances this campaign.