Arsenal not interested in Barca's Coutinho

El perfil de Philippe Coutinho

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A move back to England looks to be the best decision for Coutinho at this point because he won't see much time on the pitch at Barcelona this season if he stays there. The Bundesliga club want £70m for the 20-year-old Frenchman while Juve have quoted Arsenal £50m for the 25-year-old Italian worldwide. Manchester United are the latest club to have the Dane on their radar with just over 24 hours remaining in the transfer window. Barça aren't anxious and believe, should a move to the Premier League fall through, another European side will offer Coutinho an escape route. It will have to be a loan, however, as Arsenal have spent all their budget on transfers for this summer.

Instead, the more likely destination would be Tottenham, who are looking at Coutinho in case they lose Christian Eriksen. In Coutinho's one season at Espanyol under Pochettino, he began to solidify himself as an electric player in the final third with tremendous skill, tactical abilities, and ruthlessness in front of goal.

Barca are trying to move their No. 7 on but so far has not found anyone willing to sign him.

In the a year ago of his contract with Spurs, the Denmark global is waiting to decide his long-term future, which could depend on what happens with Paul Pogba.

Spurs are, nevertheless, at the centre of a number of potentially big deals before the window closes and would not rule out a move for Coutinho. Eriksen could leave Spurs to join United, but the two clubs are yet to agree a fee. Sources at the Catalan club say a loan move is the last option as they look to move the Brazil worldwide on on.

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