Nike drop major clanger after announcing Coutinho's Barca move

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho

Nike later deleted the page and it remains to be seen whether it was a PR blunder or online hacking.

It could be that an employee mistakenly used copy from the summer, when Barcelona and Nike were expecting Coutinho to sign for the Spanish side.

Liverpool and Barcelona fans were sent into a Twitter meltdown on Saturday night after Nike's official website appeared to announce the sensational transfer move prematurely when an advertisement for Barca's latest strip featured the Liverpool player.

Nike, who sponsor both Coutinho and provide his boots, are also the kit sponsor for Barcelona.

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The deal to take Coutinho to Catalonia is likely to be in the region of £120m, and Liverpool are already looking at potential replacements.

Sport ES reported that Barcelona and Liverpool have a meeting set up for January 3. Get your 2017/18 FC Barcelona kit with the Magician's name on it'.

Surprise, surprise, the Catalan newspaper say Coutinho isn't interested in money, he just wants Barcelona.

It's going to be a very, very interesting January transfer window...

Last summer, Liverpool fans were forced to sit through one of the most protracted transfer sagas of all time as Barcelona mounted a ceaseless campaign to secure the services of Philippe Coutinho. Man City are favourite at $5, with Man United listed at $6.50.

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