It is no secret that Barcelona are looking to offload Philippe Coutinho in the next transfer window and despite links to Chelsea, Spanish publication, Marca reports that no club have officially expressed an interest in the Brazilian for the time being.
Much was expected from Coutinho when he moved to the Nou Camp for a staggering high transfer fee in January 2018, though it did not go to plan for both the club and the players as he struggled to live up to expectations at the club.
Jadon Sancho’s reluctance to sign for Chelsea this summer could facilitate Philippe Coutinho’s arrival at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian is open to a move to London. [sport] pic.twitter.com/fxTktR7kbB
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Barcelona are keen to cut their losses on the Brazilian as they want to make space in their salary cap by getting rid of his €13.5million annual wage, and are said to be willing to take a 50 percent hit in his transfer fee, considering that no club would pay them the original €120m transfer fee on his head.
The 27-year-old was sent out on a year-long loan to Bayern Munich who have the option to buy him permanently come the end of the season, though they are not eager to trigger that extension and will send him back to Spain.
While the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Leicester City, and Manchester United have all been linked with his signing, no official bid has been launched for his services as of now, with it being understood that he might be once again sent out on loan next season.