Barcelona ‘are lending Philippe Coutinho again after failing to find a club willing to pay £ 72m’ as Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham consider moving forward
- Barcelona will loan Philippe Coutinho for the second time next season
- He spent this campaign with Bayern Munich, but it will not become permanent
- The Brazilian has failed to reach the heights he reached with former club Liverpool
- Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs are all interested in a temporary move
Barcelona plans to loan Philippe Coutinho for a second season after failing to find a club willing to pay their £ 72m asking price.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs all believe they are considering making a move for the Brazilian, the Spanish newspaper said Marca.
The 27-year-old spent this season on a rental basis with Bayern Munich, but he did not live up to the high expectations in the Allianz Arena.
Barcelona will loan Philippe Coutinho for a second time after his stay in Germany
However, several Premier League clubs may be interested in temporarily securing its services.
The former Liverpool midfielder could potentially join their rivals United or Chelsea, while Spurs and Arsenal are reportedly monitoring his situation.
Bayern has the option to sign Coutinho permanently at the end of his loan period, but has decided not to include it, the report said.
The Brazilian scored nine goals and made eight assists this season in 32 games for the Germans.
Bayern had the option to sign the 27-year-old definitively, but will not close a deal
He has struggled to settle in the Nou Camp since moving from Merseyside in 2018.
During his two years with the club, he made 76 appearances, scoring 21 goals and making 11 assists.
Barcelona is thought to be deserving of the high-earning Coutinho wage bill, as finances are suspended during the indefinite postponement of football due to the corona virus crisis.
The Brazilian struggled to settle in the Nou Camp after the switch in 2018