Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed on Saturday the club had done all they could to try and convince the former Inter Milan schemer to remain on Merseyside.
But Coutinho's mind had been made up from the moment Barcelona made their interest known last July.
Spanish news outlet Diario Gol say Ronaldo has told pals that Coutinho has been drafted in to simply support Messi and Suarez.
Nike's recent sponsorship deal with Barcelona costs them €155 million a season, making it the biggest kit deal in the sport, while their €30 million-a-year deal with Brazil was the biggest in international football when it was signed in 2008.
Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said the Italian champions have no plans to part with star Paulo Dybala, despite continued transfer speculation. Firstly, they would have got hold of one of the best midfielders in the first.
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Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona will make him the second most expensive player in the world but Real Madrid tried to pay more. Liverpool held on to Coutinho until the huge €160 million bid that was accepted yesterday.
The only other club in the €7 million-plus range are Paris Saint Germain - and sure enough, the recently-unfashionable French club, who have never won Europe's top trophy, have themselves begun to radiate that indefinable lure, so powerfully as to tear Neymar away from Barcelona. Another way to put this is that they are the clubs with the best-paid players.
Manchester United have activated a 12-month extension clause in Luke Shaw's contract, according to the Manchester Evening News.
What sort of message does it send out to supporters if one of your longest serving players - Marcelo celebrated his 11th anniversary at the club on Sunday - basically throws in the towel?
Furthermore, it is being reported by our source that Real Madrid were willing to offer Liverpool far more for the attacking midfielder than Barcelona actually paid for his services.
Coutinho is expected to be officially unveiled as a Barcelona player tonight or tomorrow morning.
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