Barcelona sporting director says Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele arrival is close

Barcelona sporting director says Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele arrival is close

- Osumane Dembele and Phil Coutinho are close to joining Barcelona

- Barcelona's sporting director says talks to sign the two have progressed

- The Spanish side lost 5 - 1 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the Supercopa

Barcelona's sporting director Pep Segura has confirmed that the club are "close" to signing Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.

The Catalans have been chasing the two players this summer as they look to reinvest the €222million they received from the sale of Neymar to PSG.

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Dortmund are understood to be considering a bid for Dembele, 20, which could rise to as much as €130million (£118million) with add-ons.

Barcelona sporting director says Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele arrival is close

Barcelona want Ousmane Dembele to replace Neymar on the wings. Photo: Bild

Meanwhile, Liverpol are looking to hold onto Coutinho despite a bid of £120million from Barcelona.

Barcelona sporting director says Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele arrival is close

Coutinho has already submitted a transfer request. Photo: Liverpool fc/Twitter

"We are close to Coutinho and Dembele, we are discussing their conditions but we do not know when they will be sealed," Segura told Spanish television station TV3. "We hope they will be Barcelona players this season."

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The Catalan side lost 2-0 to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday night.

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