Football By Joe Crilly

Bookies Not Convinced Countinho Will Go

With some reports suggesting that Barca chiefs are in England talking to Liverpool about Philippe Coutinho, William Hill can report that the Spanish side are 4/7 favourites to have him as a player come the end of the transfer window, Liverpool are 5/4.

“We went odds on that Coutinho was going to move to Barca just four days ago but since then the market has been quiet and we have actually pushed the odds of him leaving from 4/9 to 4/7,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “So while some sections of the Spanish press think he is on his way, the odds suggest otherwise.”

Philippe Coutinho club after the summer transfer window: 4/7 Barcelona; 5/4 Liverpool; 33/1 Bayern Munich; 33/1 Chelsea; 33/1 Juventus; 33/1 Manchester City; 33/1 Paris Saint Germain