Philippe Coutinho Rejects January Switch To PSG In Hope Of Barcelona Transfer
Barcelona were desperate to sign Coutinho over the summer but despite repeated attempts the La Liga giants failed to convince the Reds to sell their most prized asset.
The Brazilian had handed in an official transfer request but Liverpool turned down Barcelona’s three back-to-back bids for Coutinho and he ended up remaining at Anfield and has now displayed good form for the Premier League club.
Barcelona are still keen on roping in the Brazilian with Coutinho desperate to join Lionel Messi and Co. at the Nou Camp.
Liverpool bosses have promised Philippe Coutinho he will be allowed to make his dream switch to Barcelona in January if the La Liga club make a good offer, according to reports.
Meanwhile, reports in France have claimed that PSG have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Liverpool’s most prized asset.
But according to Spanish news outlet Sport, Coutinho has told his representatives to seal his move to Barcelona in the January transfer window.
Earlier reports had claimed that Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian held talks with with PSG’s sporting director Antero Henrique at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards in London on Monday.
Sources had revealed that PSG are monitoring the availability of the Brazilian star and have reportedly asked his agent to inform them about offers coming from Barcelona.
Neymar made a switch to PSG on a world-record deal from Barcelona in August and now he wants his pal and international team-mate to join him in Paris, but reports in Spain claim that Coutinho has no interest in moving to Ligue 1.
But there are doubts whether PSG can match Barcelona’s offer after landing Neymar on a world-record move and securing a loan move for Mbappe, whom they will buy on a £161million deal next summer next summer.
UEFA are monitoring PSG’s transfer business to make sure that they are in line with Financial Fair Play, and this could create problems in their pursuit of Coutinho.
And now Coutinho has reportedly made it clear to his agent that he has no interest in joining Unai Emery’s side as his heart is set on a move to the Nou Camp.