Josep Maria Bartomeu on the signing of Philippe Coutinho

The Barcelona president did not confirm or deny the reports

He did say that another centre midfielder would be joining Barcelona

Bartomeu habló de Coutinho | ESPN

Taking advantage of the preview events before the Barcelona vs Real Madrid game in Miami, president Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke to various US media sources, on various topics including the chances of Neymar leaving the club for PSG. 

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Beyond that, Philippe Coutinho's name also came up. "He's a Liverpool player and I have a lot of respect for Liverpool. What we do in the summer is be very discreet about everything, so we can't confirm or deny anything," explained Bartomeu. 

However he did say that the squad would be reinforced regardless of whether Neymar leaves or not. "More players will come, one in the midfield, definitely," he said.


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