Liverpool have agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona against the wishes of Jurgen Klopp, according to reports in Brazil.
The Reds hierarchy have agreed a transfer fee in the region of £90million for Coutinho to join the Catalan giants.
EPSN Brazil claim Klopp has repeatedly ordered Liverpool not to sell Coutinho, but the German has now been overruled by the club’s top brass.
Liverpool are believed to have come to terms with Barcelona on Saturday when the Brazilian was a noticeable absentee from the team that played against Atletico Bilbao in Dublin.
Coutinho has informed Liverpool he wants to leave and has agreed personal terms with Barcelona ahead of the mega-move.
Neymar’s departure accelerated talks between Liverpool and Barcelona after an opening bid of around £75m was rejected last month.
Barcelona are now convinced Coutinho will soon be their player after the latest round of talks with Liverpool officials and are planning to announce the midfielder in the next few days.
It is also suggested Liverpool have identified West Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini as Coutinho’s replacement.
Barcelona are hopeful they can announce Coutinho on Wednesday and that the 25-year-old can play in the first leg of their Super Cup tie against Real Madrid on Sunday.
Liverpool fans will be devastated to see Coutinho leave the club as the Brazil international has become their side’s most influential player.
Klopp is resolute in his objection to selling Coutinho, but it seems as though the £90m offer is too much for the club to turn down.
However, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has met with Barcelona officials and has accepted their offer.
Spanish publications are also claiming the deal is done and an announcement is imminent.