Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona ready to allow the Brazilian leave for right offer

Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona ready to allow the Brazilian leave for right offer

- Philippe Coutinho could be allowed to leave Barcelona if they are offered right deal

- The Brazilian is in his second season at the Camp Nou after joining them in a deal £142m in 2017

- Man United and Chelsea have shown interests in signing the 26-year-old this year

Barcelona are reportedly interested in selling Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho but only to the club that are ready to offer huge some for his services.

The 26-year-old joined the Catalans in a six year deal valued around £142 million in January 2018, but has not been able to live up to his billings at the Camp Nou.

Daily Star reported earlier this year that Premier League duo, Manchester United and Chelsea have shown interests in signing the former Inter Milan man.

Spanish football expert Sid Lowe reveals that Barcelona are ready to give up on the player less than 18 months into his stay in Spain but are looking for the right offer.

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"I think Coutinho stays unless they can find someone who will pay a sufficiently high transfer fee to take him that he would be happy to go to," Lowe said on the Global Football Show podcast.

"I think if they can find a way to make this happen without losing to much face, without it getting messy and unpleasant, then they would welcome that opportunity, yes."

The attacker will get a chance to impress his suitors when the Red Devils battle Barca in the Champions League quarter-finals.

He further stated that: "The reaction was this was about as good a draw as it could be.

"Not because it's Manchester United, although when you look at the draw, there was a sense the weakest team was Porto, then maybe Ajax - although what they did to Real Madrid has urged caution - and then perhaps Manchester United.

"There was a sense no one wanted Juventus, no one wanted Manchester City. Manchester United, Spurs perhaps on the same sort of level, Liverpool somewhere above them but not quite at Juventus and City's level.

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"So you've got to look at this as not what just what they get next, but what they may get after that. So they get Manchester United then they would get Liverpool or Porto.

"From Barcelona's point of a view, it's a pathway to the final that avoids Man City and Juventus is a good one."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have rlaunched a bid to sign unsettled Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho.

The 26-year-old joined the Catalans from Liverpool in January 2018 for a fee around £145 million but has failed to impress the coaches at Camp Nou.

He has scored six goals from 23 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign but has been heavily criticised by some quarters at the club.

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