LIVERPOOL are to be keeping an eye on Philippe Coutinho’s current situation, as Barcelona look to raise enough money to fund moves for Neymar and Antoine Griezmann.
The La Liga champions are hoping to recoup enough cash to help fund their big-money swoops for two of the game’s best forwards..
Philippe Coutinho is being monitored by his old club, Liverpool[/caption]
And while Neymar could be on his way “home” to the Nou Camp, Coutinho could be another on his way back to his old club.
The “Little Magician” left Liverpool in January 2018 for a £145m fee, but has struggled in Spain – coming under intense scrutiny from fans and pundits alike.
Coutinho has scored 21 goals in 76 games for Barca, but his general performances have been worryingly lacklustre.
He’s looked a shadow of his old self, as he made a name for himself at Anfield following his bargain £8.5m transfer from Inter Milan in 2013.
Barcelona are still claiming the attacking midfielder is not for sale for any price this summer.
But with Neymar and Griezmann seemingly certain to leave, they may decide to cut their losses on Coutinho, according to reports in Spain.
The Brazilian ace, 27, has admitted his preference would be to return to the Premier League.
Chelsea were one interested party, but now they are under a transfer embargo, they are out of the running.
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Clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal also have no hope, as Coutinho would refuse to play for a team who are not in the Champions League.
Back at Barca, Griezmann is widely expected to complete a £120m move later this week – and has been told he will not be given a traditional unveiling.
And Neymar is also expected to return after recently admitting he made big mistake leaving his “home” for PSG in a world-record £198m in 2017.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have also completed the move of England wonderkid Louie Barry from West Brom.