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Barcelona ‘will not play Philippe Coutinho’ to avoid paying Liverpool £4.5m

Barcelona ‘will not play Philippe Coutinho’ to avoid paying Liverpool £4.5m

La Liga, Premier League
Philippe Coutinho is set to miss the remainder of the campaign for Barcelona in order for the Spanish club to avoid paying a transfer instalment to Liverpool, according to reports. Barcelona are currently in much-publicised financial strife amid the economic issue caused by the coronavirus pandemic. They have debts close to £1billion and there are even claims they could even be at risk of bankruptcy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Liverpool will be due an additional payment of £4.5m if Coutinho plays another seven matches this campaign for Barca, according to Spanish outlet Onze. The Brazil international is currently on the sidelines with an injury but is set to be available for selection again for the club in March. However, reports have emerged that...
Bartomeu gives update on Arsenal transfer target Philippe Coutinho

Bartomeu gives update on Arsenal transfer target Philippe Coutinho

La Liga, Premier League
Philippe Coutinho’s future could yet lie at the Nou Camp, despite having spent a campaign on loan with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The Brazilian joined Barca from Liverpool in January 2018, but he has failed to justify his €160m transfer fee so far. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Thomas Muller’s good form has forced Coutinho to play a bit-part role in Bayern’s success this season, although he rubbed salt into Barcelona’s wounds by scoring two goals against his parent club. Bayern have already confirmed they will not make Coutinho’s move permanent, which has alerted the attention of several clubs in England, particularly Arsenal. However, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says there could still be a role for Coutinho in the plans of incoming ne...
Arsenal offered chance to sign Coutinho for just £9million

Arsenal offered chance to sign Coutinho for just £9million

Transfer Info, La Liga, Premier League
Arsenal could complete the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for a fee of only £9million, according to reports. The Brazil international is not believed to have a future at Barcelona after struggling to live up to expectations since his big-money transfer move from Liverpool in 2018. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Coutinho spent this campaign on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga side are not interested in making the deal permanent. The Independent claim Barcelona would be willing to allow Coutinho join Arsenal for £9m with Matteo Guendouzi going the other way. Guendouzi has not played for Arsenal since he lost his cool in the defeat to Brighton in June, and it is believed that Arteta wants him to leave. Barcelona are reported to be...
Bayern reach agreement to extend Coutinho’s loan until the end of the season

Bayern reach agreement to extend Coutinho’s loan until the end of the season

Bundesliga
Bayern Munich will extend Philippe Coutinho's loan deal from Barcelona until the end of the campaign, according to reports in Germany. The deal to extend the loan beyond June 30 was agreed after discussions on Wednesday, making Coutinho eligible for the club's Champions League campaign in August. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Coutinho, who has scored eight goals in 22 league games this campaign, is back in full training after a minor ankle surgery. Bayern Munich decided against making the Brazil international's loan deal permanent. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Barcelona are keen to sell the Brazilian, who they signed from Liverpool for £145m just three years ago, and have offered him to clubs, including Chelsea. Cout...
Arsenal respond to Barcelona’s offer to sign Coutinho

Arsenal respond to Barcelona’s offer to sign Coutinho

Premier League, La Liga
Arsenal have turned down Barcelona’s initial offer to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan, according to reports. The Brazil international has spent the campaign on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga champions are not looking to sign him permanently for £105 million. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Coutinho is one of several players Barcelona are looking to offload in the next transfer window and the Spanish side are already looking for interested teams. Earlier this week, reports claimed that Arsenal are preparing discussions with Kia Joorabchian, the agent who is in place to engineer the Brazilian’s move to the Premier League. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But according to ESPN, while Barca have offered Arsenal the oppor...
Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sell Dembele instead of Coutinho

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sell Dembele instead of Coutinho

La Liga
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi would prefer the club to sell Ousmane Dembele ahead of Philippe Coutinho, according to reports. Coutinho is currently linked with a move away from Barca this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain all interested in his signature. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Brazilian has spent this campaign on loan at Bayern Munich but the German champions are unwilling to make the move permanent for £105m. According to The Athletic, Barca could reverse their decision to sell Coutinho at the end of the campaign and the report claims that Messi has been unhappy with how the club have treated the former Liverpool star. Ligue 1 season ended after French PM cancels all sporting events u...
Gary Neville blasts Chelsea board over Coutinho transfer move

Gary Neville blasts Chelsea board over Coutinho transfer move

Premier League
Gary Neville has blasted Chelsea board for pursuing £75million Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona amid the coronavirus crisis. Barcelona have reportedly offered Chelsea the opportunity to sign former Liverpool midfielder Coutinho this summer window. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes it is ‘illogical’ for Chelsea to even be considering transfer moves at a time when their current players could be set to take pay cuts at the club. This week, it was reported that Chelsea players have agreed to take a 10 per cent pay cut as they look to reduce losses from lack of revenue during the coronavirus crisis. • Thomas Partey’s agent reveals truth over Arsenal move • Inter Milan discipline Lukaku over ‘misleading’ ...
Philippe Coutinho very close to completing Chelsea move

Philippe Coutinho very close to completing Chelsea move

Transfer Info, La Liga, Premier League
Chelsea are reportedly closing in on an agreement to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window. The 27-year-old has struggled to live up to expectations after joining Barcelona back in 2018 and was sent on loan to Bayern Munich last summer in a bid to boost his confidence and get his career back on track. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Chelsea and Barcelona have started talks over a possible deal. And contact was first made after it became evident that Bayern will not take their £105m option to sign Coutinho. Coutinho impressed in the Bundesliga – racking up eight goals and six assists before the coronavirus pandemic brought German football to a halt. Chelsea battle PSG for AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma Carr...
Barcelona boss breaks silence on Coutinho’s move to Chelsea

Barcelona boss breaks silence on Coutinho’s move to Chelsea

La Liga
Barcelona manager Quique Setien has given an update on Philippe Coutinho's future at the club, saying the midfielder still has a role to play at the camp Nou. The Brazilian struggled to live up to his mammoth price tag after joining Barca from Liverpool and was sent out on loan to Bayern Munich this past campaign – though the German side are not interested in making the deal permanent. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A return to the Premier League appears most likely, with Chelsea believed to be at the frontline to sign Coutinho though Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and even Liverpool have all been linked. But Setien, who took over in January, has moved to quell speculation that the former Liverpool star could leave and says the 27-year-old will ...
Philippe Coutinho’s agent speaks out on Chelsea transfer move

Philippe Coutinho’s agent speaks out on Chelsea transfer move

Premier League
The agent of Philippe Coutinho says "everything is a possibility" when it comes to the future of the Brazilian midfielder. Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, although the club are not expected to make the deal permanent despite him contributing nine goals in 32 games prior to the suspension of the Bundesliga due to the coronavirus crisis. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The 27-year-old is relaxed about his future, but is still open to a return to the Premier League with teams such as Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal are among those interested in signing him. His agent - Kia Joorabchian - says he will not influence any decision taken by Philippe Coutinho, even though it may mean the team he supports misses out. • Barcelona in a...
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