Report: Liverpool interested in signing Barcelona star Rafinha

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With the World Cup next year, Rafinha would want to play regularly to have any chance of making it to the Brazilian squad.

Barcelona's RafinhaBarcelona's Rafinha

Liverpool are among the clubs interested in signing Barcelona midfielder, Rafinha according to Daily Star.

Jurgen Klopp is keen on bolstering the squad as they are set for a long run next season, starting off with the Champions League playoffs.

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Rafinha was a bit-part player under Luis Enrique last season, playing just 18 times. New manager, Ernesto Valverde is not interested in working with him and has placed him on the transfer list according to SPORT.

Marca have added to this report by claiming that the player is available for just £26 million. The Spanish publication states that the Catalan side wants to cash in on the player and use the funds to sign other targets.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Philippe CoutinhoLiverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Philippe Coutinho

Apart from Liverpool, AS Roma and Juventus are also said to be in the race for the Barcelona star.

Liverpool hope to use the influence of the players fellow countrymen, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho to lure him to Anfield.

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Signing a player like Rafinha would be coup for Liverpool. A player of his stature in the squad would offer plenty and his experience of playing regularly in the Champions League will come in handy for the Reds.

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