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Barcelona agree HUGE fee for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona and Liverpool have agreed a monster £142m deal for the transfer of Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

The 25-year-old is due to fly out to Spain on Saturday evening to finalise the move with £105 million of the fee expected to be an up front payment, the remainder following in realistic add-ons.

The deal will make Coutinho the second most expensive playeer ever, behind only Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona last summer for £200 million.

Liverpool signed Coutinho from Inter Milan for £8.5m in January 2013.

The Reds have been linked with Leicester's Riyad Mahrez and Monaco's Lemar as potential replacements.

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