After an underwhelming spell at Barca and having only joined from Liverpool in January 2018, the 27-year-old has been linked with a number of big clubs around Europe. Mundo Deportivo claims that Manchester United is one of three teams that are interested in the Brazilian playmaker.
Mundo Deportivo also reports that Barcelona will accept €120m for the transferring if any club can come up with the cash, which would represent a €15m loss.
The midfielder was far from his best in the last campaign and faces an uncertain future at the Nou Camp due to Antoine Griezmann’s £107m arrival from Atletico Madrid.
In addition, it was also said that his former side Liverpool was preparing to bring him back to Anfield this summer. However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp insists that the 2019 Champions League champion can’t afford a deal for Coutinho, despite Spain’s new reports claiming the ace is available for £107m – £36m less than Barcelona paid for him in 2018.
Besides, it is reckoned that Manchester United is now leading the race for Coutinho’s signature as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for a creative force to play in the final third, and Coutinho certainly fits the bill.
However, the report adds that Man Utd will also have to contend with interest from its rivals Manchester City, who might need to replace Bayern Munich target Leroy Sane.
His agent Kia Joorabchian said earlier this month that the Brazilian midfielder would struggle to accept a move to Old Trafford. He also said, “Manchester United is a great club, I have players there and I have all the respect for them, but as far as Philippe goes it would be extremely difficult to a near-impossible move.”.