Man United keeping tabs on Philippe Coutinho’s situation at FC Barcelona – report

Manchester United are interested in a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona, according to a report in Italy

FC Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho Photo: The Sport Review

FC Barcelona are ready to listen to offers for Philippe Coutinho, with Manchester United interested in the former Liverpool FC man, according to a report in Italy.

Italian media outlet Calciomercato, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the Red Devils are among the potential suitors in the FC Barcelona playmaker.

The same article states that the La Liga champions are prepared to listen to offer for the Brazilian playmaker after a disappointing 12 months for the former Liverpool FC star at Camp Nou.

According to the same story, Manchester United would have to submit a “respectable” offer to have a chance of signing the Brazil international.

The Italian media outlet go on to suggest that Coutinho’s potential sale would help FC Barcelona raise funds to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.

Coutinho has netted 16 times in 46 appearances for the Spanish giants since his £142m move to FC Barcelona from Liverpool FC in the 2018 January transfer window.

The former Liverpool FC number 10 opted to move to FC Barcelona to link up with his ex-Reds strike partner Luis Suarez and Argentina legend Lionel Messi.

Liverpool FC have reached the Champions League final and risen to the top of the Premier League table since Coutinho’s departure in 2018.

Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table after a poor first half of the season.

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