Philippe Coutinho

The bookies are convinced Phil Coutinho & Ousmane Dembele will sign for Barcelona

Will Barcelona sign Phil Coutinho & Ousmane Dembele?

Barcelona have made one signing since Neymar departed and Paulinho is being presented on Thursday afternoon.

Paulinho may have improved in China but the Brazilian midfielder is far from the signing the Catalans need right now.

The Spanish Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid, 5-1 on aggregate, was a stark reminder where Barcelona are at without Neymar.

And, whilst there does not seem to be much progress on the two major deals, Barcelona continue to push the claim that Coutinho and Dembele are on their way.

And, the bookies seem to agree with the Catalan press…

Barcelona just 4/6 to land Coutinho & Dembele

Ladbrokes make it more likely than ever for Barcelona to snap up Philippe Coutinho AND Ousmane Dembele this summer.

The Catalan giants have been linked with both stars since allowing Neymar to leave for PSG two weeks ago, and the bookies now make it a 4/6 shot that the two forwards sign before Deadline Day.

The bookies fancy Coutinho & Dembele to play for Barcelona on Sunday

And both players are just 3/1 to score their first Barca goals as early as this weekend against Real Betis.

Coutinho was as short as 8/15 to leave Liverpool earlier this week, a price that is continuing to fall as interest from Barca intensifies.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Barcelona are far from short of transfer funds right now, and we’re anticipating a mega spending spree between now and the end of the window – which is bad news for Liverpool fans.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting on Coutinho & Dembele to Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho AND Ousmane Dembele to sign for Barcelona this summer – 4/6

Coutinho to score for Barcelona v Real Betis this weekend – 3/1

Dembele to score for Barcelona v Real Betis this weekend – 3/1

Related: Guillem Balague’s Philippe Coutinho update after Barcelona say deal is ‘close’.