Coutinho’s agent has two clubs in mind, with return to Barcelona on cards

Date published: Monday 10th February 2020 2:12

Phillipe Coutinho has reportedly been offered to Juventus by his agent, with current club Bayern Munich unlikely to make his loan a permanent.

The Barcelona midfielder is on loan with the Bundesliga side, but his season has not gone as well as the German champions would have liked.

The Brazilian has scored seven goals and grabbed eight assists in 27 games, but his impact has not been as big as they would have liked and they are unlikely to make the move a permanent one in the summer.

The option to sign him is reportedly set at around £100million, but Bayern are all set to look elsewhere, leaving Coutinho to head back to Catalonia. And Mundo Deportivo report Coutinho’s agent will be looking to broker a move to Turin or Paris Saint-Germain for the former Liverpool man.

The Spanish source say Juve interested in signing Coutinho last summer, but when neither Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain moved, they dropped their interest in the 27-year-old.

Calciomercato say Arsenal and Liverpool could be in for the midfielder, with Barcelona likely to hold out for a fee of around €80million.

The Daily Express have reported that Coutinho is Liverpool’s Plan B in case Jurgen Klopp cannot get number one target Kai Havertz.

The 20-year-old would attract a significant price tag, with reports in Germany suggesting that his club Bayer Leverkusen are braced for bids and will demand around £110million.

 

 

Bayern have also been linked with Havertz and former Chelsea star Michael Ballack admits that a future move for Havertz could hinge on whether Coutinho can hit top form and convince Bayern to activate his purchase option instead.

Asked whether Bayern should make a move for Havertz, Ballack told Sport1: “Whether you might be obliged to do so depends on Philippe Coutinho’s future.

“I don’t want to make any recommendations there, but regardless of this: if Bayern act in perspective and you still want to get the best German players, Havertz has to be brought in.”

 

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