Real Madrid set to respond to €160m Coutinho signing - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/01/2018

Real Madrid is set to respond to Barcelona signing of Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho for a La Liga record fee of €160m, according to report.

Barcelona completed the signing of Coutinho in a La Liga record fee of €160m which makes the deal the most expensive in La Liga history.

Report in Diario Gol says Perez is set to respond by signing his own target from Inter Milan this month

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Perez main target remains Mauro Icardi, though the president dropped the chase before Christmas due to high asking price from Inter Milan.

Barcelona’s deal has forced Real Madrid to reconsider the chase for Inter Milan captain this winter and Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane are now set to resume talks with Icardi’s representatives for a deal to bring the Argentine to Santiago Bernabeu this January.