Bechler, who was a leading source on the Neymar transfer saga during the summer, stated via Twitter that Liverpool's owners will have only a day or two to come up with a response.
After that, 'everything should be closed' by the third day.
Amanhã se abre o mercado e chegará uma proposta oficial do Barcelona ao Liverpool. Donos norte-americanos deverão responder ainda dia 1 ou 2. Dia 3 tudo deverá ser fechado. Para saída ou não. Isso é o que eles projetam e esperam.— Marcelo Bechler (@marcelobechler) December 31, 2017
Coutinho submitted a transfer request at the time and a vocal Catalan press have maintained ever since that he has an understanding with the Reds that he would be allowed to leave come January.
Philippe Coutinho might be going to Barcelona. Or, someone changed the code on Nike’s website. The link to ‘Shop Coutinho’s Look’ doesn’t exist. pic.twitter.com/MQi876FL6n— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) December 31, 2017
The accidental leak read: "Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou. Get your 2017/18 FC Barcelona kit with the Magician's name on it. Act fast - free personalisation only available until 6 January."
The only downside for the Catalan giants is that the Brazilian would not eligible to play Champions League football again this season after already representing Liverpool in the competition.