Spanish media: United allegedly consider a move for Philippe Coutinho
- Reports in Spanish and English press claim United consider Philippe to be Pogba's replacement.
- Mirror name Coutinho's price tag: £140m.
- The midfielder is no longer an undisputable starter at Camp Nou and could leave.
- The Catalans are expected to use this money to return Neymar from PSG.
Reports in Spain insist that United are interested in Barcelona midfielder Coutinho as the possible replacement in case Paul Pogba leaves.
Spanish paper claims, that even though Jose Mourinho is gone, the Frenchman seems to be still determined to leave Old Trafford. That's why the Red Devils consider signing the Brazilian winger.
Furthermore, Mirror name a reported price Barcelona are going to demand for their precious asset: £140m. It seems a fair sum given Coutinho was signed from Liverpool last winter for a transfer fee around £117m - and this figure is without the numerous variables and bonus payments.
Barcelona are prepared to sell Philippe Coutinho in order to fund a move to bring Neymar back to the club, according to reports ?? pic.twitter.com/JQN7r6sCRY— Goal (@goal) January 11, 2019
Finally, Barcelona are reportedly looking forward to offloading Coutinho for a hefty price as this money are expected to be used on the highly anticipated Neymar's return. There are multiple rumours in the Spanish press that the Paris Saint-Germain star is unhappy and he has already 'called the Catalans five times begging to take him back'. What a deal could it be!
Meanwhile, it looks like Philippe Coutinho is finished at Barcelona. The Brazilian is only used as a substitute as he played just eight minutes in Barca's most recent La Liga fixture away at Getafe. His latest performance against Levante in the disappointing 2-1 Copa del Rey defeat to Levante was clearly behind the usual standards of the Catalan giants.