Reds Explore Coutinho Possibility

Reds Explore Coutinho Possibility

Philippe Coutinho has admitted he could leave Barcelona amid reports Liverpool are exploring the idea of re-signing the playmaker. The Brazilian has struggled to make an impact since joining Barca from Liverpool in a deal worth £144million in January 2018 and the club are keen to move him on to raise transfer funds of their own.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both been heavily linked with a swoop but it is thought that Coutinho would prefer to head to the latter if he had a choice, out of respect for the Reds. Chelsea have also been linked but their interest is complicated by the fact they are currently under a transfer ban, although the Blues have launched an appeal.

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Coutinho is currently away at the Copa America with Brazil and does not seem sure about where he will be playing his football next season. “I don’t know if I will continue at Barcelona,” Coutinho said recently. “Nobody knows about the future and right now I am focused on playing with my team at the Copa America.”

There are claims Liverpool are weighing up making a move for their former talisman this summer although an agreement with Barca could be difficult to reach as there were several clauses – many still to be reached – that were inserted into the original deal and would have to be re-negotiated as part of any new transfer.

It is thought Coutinho would be open on a return to Anfield where he scored 54 goals and got 45 assists in 201 games across a five-year period between 2013 and 2018.

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