Coutinho agent provides update amid links of Premier League return

Date published: Thursday 14th May 2020 3:29

The agent of Philippe Coutinho has provided an update on the future of his client after he was linked with a return to the Premier League. 

The Brazilian left England two-and-a-half years ago when he departed Liverpool for Barcelona in a massive £142million deal.

Things haven’t quite gone to plan for the former Anfield favourite since then though, lasting just 18 months and 76 appearances with the Catalan club before being loaned out to Bayern Munich for the 2019/20 campaign.

He has rediscovered some of his best form with the Bundesliga giants, scoring nine goals and assisting a further eight in 32 appearances so far, however they have opted against making his move to the Allianz Arena permanent.

Therefore, the now 27-year-old will be on the look out for another new team ahead of next term and reports this week had linked him with both Liverpool and Chelsea.

However, the player’s representative, Kia Joorabchian, has denied those claims, stating that no negotiations have taken place as of yet.

Speaking to talkSPORT, relayed on The Metro, Joorabchian said: “At the moment, we have not spoken to anybody about any deals whatsoever.

 

 

“I think at the moment everyone’s concentration is regarding this pandemic and how football can restart the season in a secure environment and over the health and safety of everybody.

“I think the transfer side of things and where he will go or where people will go will come into play down the line when things have got back to some sort of normality.”

It seems there will be no shortage of options for Coutinho in the next transfer window, with a whole host of clubs said to be considering making offers.

As well as Liverpool and Chelsea, the likes of Leicester, Tottenham and Newcastle have all been named as interested parties, but Manchester United and Everton have been ruled out due to Coutinho’s Liverpool past.

Elsewhere, Chelsea are set to miss out on one of their top transfer targets after discovering he would prefer to remain in Italy.

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