Barcelona's pursuit of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho dominated the summer transfer window, and it appears he'll continue to remain in the midst of the rumour mills.

The Catalans were hellbent on signing the Brazilian maestro following the mega-sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, they failed to snap him up after Liverpool refused his sale, despite Barcelona tabling massive offers.

PSG's frightening new attack (top), and Barcelona's £97 million man (below). Images: PA

And even though Paris Saint-Germain acquired both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, they continue to shop around for attacking talent with Coutinho on their radar.

But PSG and Barcelona will have to fend off competition from another European giant.

Per reports in Spain via Daily Mail, Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Coutinho and have reportedly already approached Liverpool to express their interest.

Coutinho celebrates scoring for Liverpool. Images: PA

After missing the start of the season, Coutinho has since reintegrated into Jurgen Klopp's squad. He's weighed in four goals and three assists, in all competitions.

Yet he remains subject to intense transfer speculation.

Klopp embraces with Coutinho. Images: PA

Liverpool rejected the advances of Barcelona, and it seems like Real Madrid will follow in their rivals footsteps by testing the clubs resolve.

Florentino Perez is eager to sign a Galactico and Coutinho fits the bill.

Coutinho to Real Madrid? Watch this space.

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