Has Nike leaked Philippe Coutinho's move from Liverpool to Barcelona?

Nike advertised the Barcelona shirts with Philippe Coutinho's name on the back.
Nike advertised the Barcelona shirts with Philippe Coutinho's name on the back. Photo credit: Getty Images

Speculation linking Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho with a January move has increased after Nike reportedly advertised a Barcelona shirt for sale with the Brazilian's name on it.

Social media lit up with screen grabs of the official Nike website showing the offer in several different languages.

Headlined 'Where the magic happens', the page, which is no longer on the website, continued with the message: "Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou."

Has Nike leaked Philippe Coutinho's move from Liverpool to Barcelona?
Photo credit: Nike.com

Nike sponsors both Barcelona and Coutinho, who wears the sportswear giant's boots.

Coutinho handed in a transfer request in August after La Liga leaders Barcelona had a bid for the Brazilian rejected.

But the English Premier League giants turned down a further two offers, with owners Fenway Sports Group publicly stating he was not for sale.

The 25-year-old missed the start of the season with a back problem but has been in outstanding form recently, scoring seven goals in his last eight games.

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