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Saturday, 2 September 2017

MUST READ: Liverpool demanded €200m for Coutinho, says Barcelona

A main Barcelona board part asserted Liverpool set a soliciting cost from 200 million euros ($238 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho as the Catalan goliaths censured the uncontrolled swelling in the football exchange showcase on Saturday.

Albert Soler, Barca's chief of institutional relations, said the club's under-flame board would not put the eventual fate of the foundation in danger by twisting to unnecessary requests.

"Liverpool put a cost of 200 million euros on a player that we needed," Soler told correspondents at a public interview held to clarify Barca's erratic marking strategy this late spring.

Barca finished the window making a slight benefit on exchanges in the wake of accepting a world record 222 million euros from Neymar's turn to Paris Saint-Germain.

Regardless of sprinkling more than 190 million on five signings, most remarkably 105 million euros on 20-year-old French winger Ousmane Dembele, Soler guaranteed Barca wouldn't be drawn into a weapons contest with the money rich Premier League and Qatar-supported PSG.

"We would not like to put in danger the legacy of the club. This is a club of 150,000 individuals and must be made do with intelligence and responsibility," included Soler.

"We won't get associated with the round of a market that has lost its direction.

"This board won't put the club in danger. UEFA and the European Clubs Association (ECA) need to reflect and settle on a choice."

UEFA reported on Friday that PSG will be examined for a potential break of money related reasonable play (FFP) administers in the wake of adding Kylian Mbappe to the catch of Neymar from Monaco in an arrangement that could ascend to 180 million euros.

Soler rejected cases that Barca's status as one of the world's driving clubs is being debilitated by their powerlessness or unwillingness to coordinate the luxurious spending of different clubs.

"We haven't lost any universal status for having a presence of mind and not putting the money related feasibility of the club in danger."

Barca likewise demands that five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will soon sign another agreement, binds him to the club until 2021.

The club declared the assertion of the arrangement with Messi, 30, on July 5, however, the Argentine still can't seem to formally put pen to paper.

"I need to communicate something specific of quiet to the individuals. There is no issue," included Soler over the postponement.

"At the point when the club declared an understanding it is approved by the two gatherings.

"All that is missing is the convention."

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