Nike advertise Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho's name on Barcelona shirts
Last Updated: 31/12/17 5:30pm
An apparent advertising error by Nike has fuelled speculation that Philippe Coutinho could leave Liverpool for Barcelona in the January transfer window.
The sportswear giant, who manufacture Barcelona's kit, advertised a Barca shirt on their website with the Brazil international midfielder's name on it.
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Headlined "Where the magic happens", the page, which has since been taken down, continued with the message: "Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou. Get your 2017/18 FC Barcelona kit with the Magician's name on it"?
Coutinho is sponsored by Nike and wears their boots.
He handed in a transfer request in August after Barcelona had a bid for him rejected, but the Reds then turned down a further two offers.
The current La Liga leaders submitted three offers for Coutinho last summer, the largest of which was valued at £113m, but Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group publicly stated the 25-year-old was not for sale.
Coutinho 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.
Sky Sports News have requested a comment from Nike on this story and are awaiting a response.