Mundo blame Liverpool for a deal being so hard, and they believe it's going to be the same situation in the January window, hence the Barcelona need to look at other targets.
Coutinho himself has recently revealed his gratitude to Liverpool for their role in his development as a player, but also his desire to continue growing.
Barcelona wanted to sign the Brazil worldwide in the summer of 2017, according to ESPN.
But the drawbacks to signing Ozil are also clear.
On Spanish deadline day in September, radio station Cadena Cope suggested they were pondering a desperate last-ditch play for his signature if Liverpool refused to sell Coutinho in the final hours of the window. Manchester United's preference is to sign him for nothing when his contract expires next summer.
Coutinho has made 190 appearances for the Reds to date, and has scored 46 goals in that time.
"No decision has been made on that front - do we let anybody go in January or not", he said.
He added: "When I arrived, I had only been seen or thought of as a playmaker, but I've had the opportunity to work with top professionals, real quality players, and under good managers, which has helped me understand the responsibilities of different positions and what each one requires".
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