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Barcelona Put Coutinho Up For Sale

Barcelona are open to selling Philippe Coutinho should they receive a bid upwards of €100 million, despite the Brazil international’s desire to stay

Coutinho has been in and out of the starting lineup this season, and was even booed by his own supporters during a 3-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano. The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away and while there have been no official bids, there is interest in the midfielder.

“Barcelona do not have a firm offer from any club at this point, but some have expressed an interest in the player,” a source at the club told ESPN FC.

“Key people, who are either directly or indirectly linked with various clubs have been following the situation closely.”

Manchester United and Chelsea are among the sides linked with a move for Coutinho.

The Brazilian is hoping to be given a longer run in the first team before the end of the campaign. In 41 matches this season, he has contributed nine goals and five assists, and he has generally struggled to live up to his price tag since his £105m move from Liverpool in January 2018.

“He is generally a very happy player who enjoys training, but when he goes onto the pitch, something happens and it doesn’t go well,” the source added.

“He has more than enough quality to be a starter and we hope he regains his confidence.”

Do you think Philippe Coutinho will be still at Barcelona next season, or will he be back in the Premier League?