Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona ready to take pay-cut for Brazilian star

Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona ready to take pay-cut for Brazilian star

- Philippe Coutinho might be staging a return to the Premier League this summer

- The 27-year-old is on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich from La Liga side Barcelona

- Man United, Chelsea and Spurs are said to be interested in the winger

Barcelona are reportedly planning to accept a pay cut to allow their winger Philippe Coutinho leave at the end of this season.

The Brazilian winger joined German League side Bayern Munich on a season-long loan from the Catalan side last summer.

His temporary stay at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of the ongoing season and Bayern are not interested in making his stay permanent.

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The Bundesliga champions had a chance to sign the attacker in a deal around £102 million but decided not to explore that option.

Bayern seem to have shifted their attention to Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz in his stead.

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are said to be monitoring the player's progress while his former club Liverpool might be considering to re-sign him.

Daily Express reports that Barca are ready to ship out some of their non-performing players at the end of this season.

And Coutinho is on the list as they (Barca) want to gather more funds to allow their new manager Quique Setien enough resources to sign players.

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The Catalans signed Coutinho from Liverpool for £145 million in January 2018 after Neymar left for PSG in 2017.

But Barca aren't satisfied with the performance of the ex-Inter Milan star and will take a pay cut to allow the wide-man leave.

Coutinho has scored six goals and six assists in 19 Bundesliga appearances for the Bavarians so far this season.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Bayern Munich are not ready to extend Philippe Coutinho's stay at the club when his contract finally comes to an end thereby sending him back to Barcelona.

The Brazil international is currently playing for Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona and his spell in Germany will come to an end after the ongoing season.

According to the report by Bild, Bayern Munich chiefs are not impressed with Philippe Coutinho's performances since he joined them from Barcelona.

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