Philippe Coutinho wants Barcelona stay despite interests from Man United and Chelsea

Philippe Coutinho wants Barcelona stay despite interests from Man United and Chelsea

- Philippe Coutinho says he is not ready to return to the Premier League barely two years after leaving Liverpool

- The 26-year-old joined Barcelona in a five year deal worth £142m last year

- Man United and Chelsea are now said to be planning a surprise transfer move to bring the Brazil midfielder back to the EPL

Barcelona superstar Philippe Coutinho has ruled out a chance of returning to the Premier League anytime soon.

The Brazil international dumped Liverpool to join the Catalans in a five year deal valued around £142 million in 2018.

Meanwhile, after just about two seasons in the Spanish League, the 26-year-old has been linked with a move back to the EPL - with Manchester United and Chelsea interested in signing him.

Daily Star claims the Blues are hoping to replace him with Real Madrid target Eden Hazard at the end of this season.

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While the Red Devils are going all out to overhaul their squad and bring quality players to Old Trafford for heavy competition next campaign.

Since United have been unable to get the best out of Alexis Sanchez, they are now hoping they can sign the Brazilian to take over from the Chilean.

Coutinho has however broken the hearts of the English topflight sides, saying he is happy at his current club and will not be looking to quit the Camp Nou.

He told the Daily Mirror: “This is my second season here. I have won titles but I am always an ambitious and demanding player.

"So, I want more and more. But I’m happy. I wanted to play in Spain and I’m at the best club in Spain. My head is exclusively in Barcelona. Returning to England now does not fit into my plans."

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Coutinho has managed to score ten goals and two assists in 33 matches in all competitions this campaign.

But then, he is yet to hit the height expected of him by the Blaugrana since his arrival at the Camp Nou in 2018.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona want to sell Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho but only to a 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.

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