Philippe Coutinho will not move to Manchester United out of respect for his former club Liverpool FC in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England.
Sky Sports News is reporting that the Red Devils were interested in a potential swoop to sign the out-of-favour Brazil international in the summer transfer window.
The same article states that Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain have already stolen a march on their rivals after the French champions opened negotiations with Coutinho’s representatives.
According to the same story, Coutinho, 27, believes that his future lies away from FC Barcelona following a difficult 18-month spell at the La Liga holders since his move from Liverpool FC.
The Spanish giants signed Coutinho in a £142m deal from Liverpool FC in the 2018 January transfer window to help fund the Merseyside outfit’s bid for Virgil van Dijk.
And Sky Sports News claim that Coutinho won’t consider a return to the Premier League with Manchester United out of respect for his former employers Liverpool FC.
Coutinho was part of the FC Barcelona side that suffered a 4-0 loss to Liverpool FC in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at Anfield in May.
The South American playmaker spent five seasons at Liverpool FC before his big-money move to FC Barcelona.
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