Earlier today, Brazilian striker, Neymar adviced his compatriot against leaving Liverpool for Barcelona where he spent four years of his career before sealing a world record move to PSG.
However, his actions have not gone down well with Lionel Messi as reports deem it that he has stabbed his ex-teammate in the back.
Messi – who is a hugely influential and revered figure at the club – is desperate for Ernesto Valverde to draft in reinforcements.
Liverpool are determined not to sell their prized asset and have snubbed repeated bids but Barca keep pushing and a mega-money transfer might still be a possibility.
But National Daily gathered that Neymar has told Coutinho to stay at Liverpool.
Neymar completed a world-record £199m move to Paris St-Germain earlier this summer having grown tired of life at the Nou Camp.
The duo are currently on international duty with Brazil.
National Daily say Neymar has told Coutinho that there are deep-rooted issues at the club and he needs to steer clear.
Neymar also warned his pal he will be under huge pressure from Barca fans given his hefty price tag.
It’s suggested Neymar is keen to maintain cordial relations at the Nou Camp.
Barca have already spent big this summer.
Ousmane Dembele was drafted in last week from Borussia Dortmund for around £135m