Philippe Coutinho is open to a move to the Premier League according to Mundo Deportivo, but the only clubs that have shown an interest in him, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, who are banned from buying players, have yet to make an offer.
Arsenal were reportedly using their appearance in the Joan Gamper trophy on Sunday as a way to open the door to a Coutinho loan although that bit of information always seemed like journalists putting two and two together to come up with 13.
Mundo Deportivo report on Monday that the player would ideally like to stay with Barcelona to prove himself however the Catalans need to raise funds in order to land Neymar and they see his fellow Brazilian as the way to do that.
Barcelona’s most expensive player would cost around €20m – €25m for the season on loan and a purchase option would also be included in any deal.
MD report that Coutinho’s ‘priority’ is to return to the Premier League if he was not going to stay with Barcelona. They state, however, that both the player’s agent and sources from Arsenal have denied the club are trying to sign him.
Manchster United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all shown an interest according to MD, but there has been no hint of a formal move for the 27-year-old.
They add that the only option for Coutinho at this moment in time is a move to PSG as part of any deal to bring Neymar to the Nou Camp.