Earlier on Friday, Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, released a statement on Friday saying "no offers for Philippe will be considered".
Manager Jurgen Klopp had insisted last Wednesday that Liverpool are under no pressure to sell Coutinho.
Despite looking elsewhere, there is certainly unfinished business between Barcelona, Liverpool and Coutinho in this transfer window, and this afternoon's news will improve the likelihood of them securing the signature of their number one transfer target.
The family member added: "There are things that have happened, there is not the same bond".
Despite the obvious want from Coutinho, Barcelona have struggled to land the player, with Liverpool deciding they will not sell ahead of a season where they will be fighting for the title and back in the Champions League.
The club then rewarded his efforts and Coutinho signed a new five-year deal in January.
However, that has all changed once again now that Coutinho has made clear his desire to move on with an official request.
Barca believe Coutinho can step in for Neymar alongside Lionel Messi and former Liverpool favourite Luis Suarez in a star-studded front three, and could also provide cover for 33-year-old Andres Iniesta in midfield.
He was Liverpool's leading scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last term, a season that saw Klopp's men secure a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League.
Klopp's comments on the Coutinho situation were oddly cryptic, however.
As the transfer saga continues, Coutinho will miss tonight's clash with Watford with a back problem. "No, he is not available, he is also a doubt for Tuesday, unfortunately".
"That's the way I feel but the way I see it panning out is that the club will try as much as they can to keep him". That's how life is.
"Hopefully, when I play I will bring good performances to the team and I hope that everybody brings a good performance to help us win the game".
Mauricio Pochettino spoke about Tottenham's lack of transfer activity but insisted the club will only sign the right players. The team is ready to compete. "I'm sure we'll add some players who will strengthen the squad, like every season".
He said that due to the wonderful policies of Nawaz Sharif, the country is fast moving towards prosperity and development. People had given mandate through their votes to Nawaz Sharif for the five year term, he added.
The qualified approval by the auditor marks a step forward for Toshiba in maintaining its Tokyo Stock Exchange listing. It was good news for a company confronted with delisting fears and legal battles with Western Digital.
A meeting presided over by Palaniswami said the appointment of Dinakaran as deputy general secretary was against party rules. Interestingly, neither faction is ready for a fresh poll when four more years are left before the next assembly polls.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is convinced that Chelsea will sign a number of other players in the summer transfer window. The Manchester City boss has spent close to £200 million on new players this summer - four of which cost more than £40m.
Its name comes from the point at which the meteors appear to come from - its radiant - in the constellation of Perseus. This year, the bright waning moon will make the meteors a bit trickier to see, as it outshines the smaller fireballs.
The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link . The Tricadia Capital Management Llc holds 4.48 million shares with $27.53 million value, down from 4.98 million last quarter.
In the shadow of news that Ezekiel Elliott had been suspended, the Buffalo Bills pulled off two stunning trades on Friday. The deals come just a day after the Bills had their first preseason game of the year, a loss to the Vikings.
The one area McConnell has criticized the president for is his use of Twitter , something he repeated his speech Monday. The remarks came after Trump attacked the Senate majority leader in several statements on Twitter in recent days.
Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%"
Mr Trump agrees, saying "They should have had me in years ago. frankly you could have said that for the last three presidents". He then reassures Mr Calvo, who he describes as a "hell of a guy", telling him the United States military is "rock solid".
White House's West Wing getting a makeover
Politico said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't immediately return requests for comment. New carpet, curtains and paint are part of the work that is going on in just a part of the White House.
Killed in Egyptian train collision
Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that more than a 100 people were also injured in the collision. Have you read Trendiee Today? Abu Homs said he fears the death toll and the number of injured could rise further.
700k contaminated eggs have been sold in the UK
It is unclear whether the meeting will involve all 28 European Union member states, or only affected countries. If consumed in large quantities by humans it can damage the kidneys, liver, and thyroid glands.
Korea releases jailed Canadian pastor: official media
Lim's case, a government official said Tuesday, but the delegation was also to raise "other issues of regional concern". North Korea is ranked #1 on Open Door USA's World Watch List of countries where Christians face the most persecution.