REAL MADRID were reportedly ready to offer £177m to sign Philippe Coutinho. It was announced yesterday that Liverpool and Barcelona had reached an agreement over the transfer of Coutinho for £142million.
Coutinho is currently in Barcelona and will be paraded tomorrow morning after a medical and confirmation of the deal will seal a dream move for the Brazilian.
But had Real Madrid got their way, Coutinho could have been lining up for them instead.
According to sensational claims in Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Madrid spoke to a member of Coutinho’s entourage this week about a move to the Bernabeu.