Barcelona are said to be demanding €100m for Philippe Coutinho this summer, with no one wanting to sign him.
Bayern Munich have refused to make Coutinho’s loan permanent this summer, so he is expected to be on the move again as Barcelona desperately try to raise funds.
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However, it doesn’t look like the money will come from selling Coutinho as ESPN say Barcelona are still demanding ‘more than half’ of the £142m they spent to lure the Brazilian to the Camp Nou in 2018. what was
Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness ) report that the fee is closer to €100m (around £90m) but, in what may be the least surprising revelation of all time, nobody actually wants to pay it. mental. It’s just that teams don’t enjoy overpaying for players who have been nothing but average for the past three years.
Barcelona would be happy to send Coutinho out on loan again, but there are still some hurdles to clear. The Blaugrana want an up-front fee of around £10m and want the buying club to pay all of Coutinho’s £250,000-a-week wages. oh
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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, who have both been offered the chance to sign Coutinho this summer, have stressed the financial issues involved and will not pursue a deal. What a surprise.
Having said that, Mundo Deportivo believe that Arsenal’s offer for Coutinho has started to ‘take shape’ in the past few days, but it is unlikely that the Gunners will offer the kind of money that would be required. Barcelona are looking.
Leicester City are said to be ready to make a ‘significant investment’ in signing Coutinho this summer, but it seems there is no truth to those claims. Sure, former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is in charge at the King Power Stadium, but that’s about it.
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Finally, as with any report about Coutinho, Chelsea made a splash of their own. The Blues are said to be in the best position to concede Barcelona’s demands for the 27-year-old, but the problem is they don’t actually want him.
It would have been difficult to find a team willing to meet his asking price even if the world had not been shaken by the coronavirus pandemic, but Barcelona’s chances of being sold for that kind of money now seem slim to none. come.
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