Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde claims he has no idea what is happening behind the scenes in relation to the possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Valverde insisted he had no news and he wouldn’t be pushed further on the matter by journalists.
“Sometimes I come in here and I learn about things that are happening; whether they’re true or not, I don’t know,” he said.
“Coutinho plays for another team and he is a great player for that team. If he plays for Barca in the future or not, I don’t know.
“I like the players I have in my team and if another one comes in the future, I’m sure he has to be a very good player, too.”
Asked about Coutinho now being ineligible to play in the Champions League this season for Barca, he added: “I’ve got nothing to say about Coutinho. We respect the fact he plays for another club.”
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