Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has reportedly been given his blessing to make a summer move to Barcelona. However, Sport claims that the move won't be easy as the Merseysiders are demanding around €90m (£75.9m, $98.1m) to part ways with the Brazilian international.

Coutinho, 24, signed a new long-term deal at Anfield in January 2017 but has been heavily linked with the La Liga giants in recent transfer windows amid his strong relationship with Neymar.

Earlier in March the Barcelona star openly admitted that he would like to play alongside his compatriot at the Nou Camp.

"A Premier League player that I would like to have in Barcelona is Coutinho," Neymar said. "I believe Philippe Coutinho is a player that would totally fit in Barcelona."

Sport has been reporting in recent weeks that the Catalans officials are ready to fulfil the wishes of Neymar to bring the former Espanyol star back to La Liga ahead of the 2017-2018 campaign.

Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho signed a new deal at Liverpool in January. Reuters

Now the Spanish publications reports that the negotiations are on the right track as the Brazilian ace has already "said yes" to a potential summer move to Barcelona – and is even ready to press Liverpool to force the move.

However, Sport adds that the deal won't be as straightforward as Jurgen Klopp's side have slapped a staggering €90m asking price on his head to begin the negotiations.

Barcelona already paid a similar fee in the summer of 2014 to bring Luis Suarez from Liverpool after the Uruguay international netted 31 goals in 33 Premier League appearances during the 2013-2014 campaign.

The Spanish publication suggests that the Catalans are not ready to reach that figures to sign Coutinho but they believe that the player's firm desire to move to the Nou Camp could facilitate the negotiations.

Meanwhile, Sport add that Paris Saint Germain have also made Coutinho a lucrative proposal but the Liverpool star won't even consider a move to Ligue 1.