Premier League clubs jostle for Barcelona’s Coutinho

first_imgFive Premier League clubs are battling to sign out-of-favour playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona this summer.Advertisement Loading… Chelsea, Manchester United, Leicester City Arsenal and Newcastle United are all said to be in the hunt for the Brazilian, as outlined by the front page of Thursday’s edition of El Mundo Deportivo.Bayern Munich – where Coutinho is on a season-long loan arrangement from Barcelona – have an option to buy the Brazil international for €120m at the end of the campaign but multiple reports suggest this will not be exercised.On Wednesday a report in ABC said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta views Coutinho as a ‘fundamental pillar to his project’ at the club and will insist upon his signing this summer.It came on the same day that El Mundo Deportivo claimed that Newcastle have already spoken to Coutinho regarding a deal as they have made their interest official.It is even claimed that Newcastle, who are hopeful of a Saudi-backed takeover being completed in the coming weeks, want Mauricio Pochettino – who managed Coutinho at Espanyol – to replace the club’s current boss Steve Bruce.Read Also: Messi expresses heartbreak over Copa America postponementBarcelona are said to be keen on selling the former Liverpool star this year to raise vital funds, while the player is said to have little interest in returning to Inter or joining Paris Saint-Germain and instead is keen on a move to England.The Brazilian scored 21 goals in 76 outings for Barcelona after moving in a club record €160m fee from Liverpool in January 2018 but he has consistently flattered to deceive since.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Archaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These DiscoveriesEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks Today10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img

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