Transfers Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Coutinho pushes for British record deal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:57 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Coutinho pushes for record Barca dealPhilippe Coutinho has repeated his insistence to trade Liverpool for Barcelona in a potential deal that would comfortably surpass the British transfer record.Barca’s long-term vision of building around the virtuoso is too attractive for him to ignore and, having won no trophies during his spell at Anfield despite coming close, he believes he owes it to himself to take the next step in his career – a decision encouraged by family members.Read Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy’s full story right here! Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Coutinho has played last game for LiverpoolPhilippe Coutinho has pulled on the Liverpool jersey for the last time as he looks to force a move to Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet Sport .The 25-year-old is determined not to pick up an injury playing for the Reds, and as a result, will play no part in their January fixtures as he seeks a move to Camp Nou during the current transfer window.Coutinho last played for Liverpool on December 30, as Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Leicester City 2-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah double. He then sat out their 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year’s Day.Messi wants Alli at Camp NouLionel Messi wants Barcelona to put a deal in place for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, claims Diario Gol .The Liga giants are aware of the need to reinforce in that area of the field, but know the bidding will start at around the €100m mark.Saul flattered by Barca interestAtletico Madrid star Saul Niguez is proud to have been the subject of Barcelona interest but wants to stay and win trophies at the Wanda Metropolitano.Atleti CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin claimed last month he received an enquiry from the Catalans about Saul’s availability, only to be put off by his reported release clause of €150million.The 23-year-old says it is always encouraging to know other clubs are watching but insists he extended his contract in July last year with the intention of enjoying a spell of success in the capital.Barca will have to pay €180m for CoutinhoLiverpool have set Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho’s price at €180 million, according to Onda Cena Radio .The Brazilian has long been linked with the Catalans, with Jurgen Klopp’s side apparently willing to sell if they receive the fee they are looking for for one their star names.Barca fending off Umtiti interestBarcelona are planning contract talks with Samuel Umtiti in an effort to fend off interest from Manchester rivals United and City, reports Marca .The France international is a man in demand after seeing Liverpool put a £75m deal in place for Dutch centre-half Virgil van Dijk.Man Utd step up Andre Gomes chaseManchester United are preparing to step up their efforts to land Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, according to Il Bianconero .The Red Devils have already seen one £35 million approach for the Portugal international knocked, but are refusing to give up the chase.Klopp shrugs off Coutinho Nike ‘leak’Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he “couldn’t be less interested in anything in the world” regarding Nike’s apparent leak of Philippe Coutinho’s rumoured transfer to Barcelona.The Brazilian has been linked with the Catalan giants since the start of the season and was not part of the Reds’ squad for Monday’s 2-1 victory at Burnley due to a minor thigh complaint.Read the story in full right here on Goal! Coutinho deal revealed by… Nike?Barcelona are seemingly preparing for the arrival of Philippe Coutinho as Nike appeared to confirm the Liverpool star’s signing on its website over the weekend.Liverpool fans were left sweating when the giant sportswear manufacturer and Barcelona apparel sponsor appeared to leak the blockbuster transfer via its online store.Read the story in full right here on Goal! Mourinho wants Griezmann in JanuaryJose Mourinho is ready to pull out all the stops to land Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann in January, according to the Daily Star .While the plan was to go after the France international in the summer, with Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both sidelined, Mourinho needs reinforcements up top immediately.Mourinho is willing to offer Griezmann £300,000 a week to get him to leave Atletico and snub Barcelona, who are also after the attacker.Goretzka future not yet sealedLeon Goretzka has not told Schalke that he wants to leave the club, according to the Bundesliga outfit’s sporting director Christian Heidel.Goretzka has been linked with a number of European giants, with Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich said to have joined the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for the Germany international’s signature.The 22-year-old midfielder, who starred for his country at the 2017 Confederations Cup, is out of contract this summer and has said that he will make a decision in January.Read the full story right here on Goal! Barcelona plot Christensen bidBarcelona are considering a bid for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, according to the Daily Mirror .The centre-back has usurped David Luiz as one of Antonio Conte’s most trusted lieutenants, and Ernesto Valverde is in the market to sign a world-class central defender.Barca have been monitoring Christensen since his ascent into the first team, and are keen to lure him away, with the Blues set to offer him a new deal to ward off any potential interest.Donnarumma allays AC Milan exit fearsGianluigi Donnarumma has moved to allay fears he will engineer a move away from AC Milan in January by insisting he is happy at the club.The teenage goalkeeper has been jeered by Milan fans since reports emerged claiming his agent Mino Raiola was trying to terminate the four-year contract he signed in July.Donnarumma is seen as the heir to Italy and Juventus icon Gianluigi Buffon and is believed to have drawn interest from La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.Read the full story right here on Goal!
The Invictus Games Orlando 2016, presented by Jaguar Land Rover and taking place from May 8-12 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, this week was honored to deliver the Invictus Games Flag that will fly over the Games in Orlando to President George W. Bush, the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 Invictus Games, at an event at the Bush Institute in Dallas.The Invictus Games Flag will be on display at the Bush Presidential Library & Museum until May 3, 2016.“I am honored to serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 Invictus Games,” said President Bush, who then outlined the goals of the Invictus Games Policy Symposium on Invisible Wounds Presented by the Bush Institute, which is being held at Invictus Games Orlando 2016. “Using our platform at the Invictus Games, we are going to discuss how best to help our service men and women recover from the invisible wounds of war. We intend to call attention to the stigmas associated with these wounds so that they can overcome them and continue to contribute mightily to our country.”“We are truly honored to have President George W. Bush serving as the Honorary Chairman of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016,” said David Coker, president of the Invictus Games 2016 Organizing Committee. “President Bush has dedicated himself to honoring and serving our wounded, ill and injured military personnel and his support of the Games and our competitors is immeasurable.”This is the second U.S. stop the Invictus Games Flag will make on its way to Orlando. Previously, it was at the Intrepid Museum in New York City. Captain Reynolds recently received the Invictus Games Flag from Invictus Games Foundation Patron Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace in London.“It was a privilege and honor to present the Invictus Games Flag to President Bush,” said Captain Reynolds. “Our team is training hard to represent the United States of America and we are very appreciative of all the support President Bush has given us on our journeys to recovery and to the Invictus Games.”“I’m looking forward to see you all again next month in Orlando. It’s going to be awesome,” President Bush told the competitors.Captain Reynolds ultimately lost his left leg above the knee after an IED in Iraq and endured 26 surgeries. Since his injury, Captain Reynolds has become a husband, a father to four, earned a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health, embarked on a career with Deloitte and become a world class adaptive sports athlete.The Invictus Games Flag tour is symbolic of the journey the men and women competing in the games followed in their recoveries, and will travel all the way to Orlando for the Games. The goal of the tour is to encourage support and participation in the Invictus Games 2016 but also educate audiences about the power of sports in recovery and to honor the brave sacrifices of all our service members and their families. The Games are a phenomenal chance to support men and women in uniform who will showcase true spirit and determination while being part of a unique, action-packed sporting event.On May 8th, the Bush Institute will present the Invictus Games Policy Symposium on Invisible Wounds, an international conversation to address the invisible wounds of war, specifically traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and other psychological health issues. In preparation for next month’s event, today the Bush Institute released several interactive communications pieces here.Building on its sponsorship of the inaugural games in London in 2014, Jaguar Land Rover continues its partnership with Invictus Games as Presenting Partner for Orlando 2016. The official flag vehicle, the specially commissioned Jaguar F-PACE, delivered the Invictus Games Flag and US Team Captain Will Reynolds and Ken Fisher to the Bush Institute. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover will sponsor the U.S. and UK Teams competing in Orlando.Fans can go here to purchase tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event.The Invictus Games Flag is emblazoned with “I AM.”I AM is the symbolic representation of the Invictus Games. It is inspired by the final two lines of a poem – ‘Invictus’ – by William Ernest Henley:I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.The speaker in the poem proclaims his strength in the face of adversity. In the same way, I AM reflects and defines the core purpose of the Invictus Games: to provide a platform for personal achievement and not be defined by wounds or injury, and to prove that I AM.Thousands of friends, family and fans will come together for an unforgettable four days of competition and celebrate the accomplishments, victories and unbreakable spirits of more than 500 competitors representing 14 nations.