Despite Liverpool resisting three massive bids from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho last summer, it was always a strong possibility that the Catalan giants would return for the Brazilian in January.
And unfortunately, if reports are anything to go by, Liverpool fans will be horrified to read that their worst fears are coming true.
Not only are Barcelona preparing another huge bid, but there are rumours that Coutinho is trying to force through his dream move once again.
Coutinho may be a star player at Liverpool, but if certain reports are anything to go by, surely Jurgen Klopp would be wise to cash in if the Spanish side make another bid.
BARCELONA COULD BREAK 3 RECORDS IF COUTINHO TRANSFER OCCURS
The January transfer window has only been open for three days, but given how much speculation there has already been, it seems increasingly likely that Coutinho will finally get his dream move.
Many outlets have reported that the deal will be well over £100 million, with Marca reporting that the deal could be as high as 150m euros.
And if that were to be true, Barcelona would break three transfer records as a result.
1) WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST JANUARY TRANSFER FEE
Liverpool broke this record just a few days ago as they signed Virgil Van Dijk for £75 million, but the fee Barcelona pay for Coutinho could be almost twice as much.
2) BARCELONA'S LARGEST TRANSFER FEE
Neymar's departure last summer to Paris Saint-Germain meant they had a lot of money to spend - and they spent a large chunk of it as they splashed out 105m euros on Ousmane Dembele from Dortmund. The fee for Coutinho could be even higher.
3) RECORD FOR A JANUARY TRANSFER FEE IN SPAIN
Given how much prices of players has escalated in recent years, it is surprising that the current largest fee a Spanish club has paid in January is at only 27m euros - what Real Madrid paid Ajax for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in 2009. The fee for Coutinho could be over five times as much.
Wow. This would be a serious sign of intent from Barcelona if they were to get their man.
But the way the transfer market is going, there is a very good chance that these records will not last long.
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