Man Utd go back in again for €110m Barcelona playmaker

Date published: Friday 20th March 2020 10:38

Manchester United have made an enquiry over Philippe Coutinho’s availability, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The future of the former Liverpool man is far from clear with the 27-year-old on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona.

Coutinho is understood to be “very comfortable” at Bayern, although Sport claim the German club has already announced that it will not exercise the purchase option of €110m in the summer.

Now the Spanish outlet claim United are interested in the Brazilian as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add another creative midfielder, alongside Bruno Fernandes.

It’s not the first time United have been linked with Coutinho, but the interest in him last year was believed to be in vain with the player reportedly not keen on a move to Manchester after his time on Merseyside.

Still United have made another approach, but Coutinho is also believed to be of interest to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, according to Sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea are reported to have made contact with Barca over the terms of a potential deal and the London club have also contacted Coutinho’s representatives.

The source claim Chelsea want to bring in Coutinho on loan with the option to buy, as Lampard looks to increase his midfield options at Stamford Bridge.

Barca are believed to be open to the offer with club officials accepting that a permanent €90m sale of the Brazilian looks unlikely.

Bayern could propose another loan for the 27-year-old, but Barca would apparently not be keen on that option.

Inter Milan have also asked about the former Liverpool man’s availability via a loan and they could come to an agreement with the two clubs already in talks about the transfer of Lautaro Martinez.

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