Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde commented on the rumors of Coutinho joining the Blaugrana in January: "There's a lot of rumors around him. He is a good player, we don't know what will happen. I like better the players I have in my team. He is not a BarÃ§a player, he is at another club right now. I won't say anything about him out of respect for his club, we'll see what happens".