Jose Mourinho rules out Philippe Coutinho's summer transfer for Tottenham

Jose Mourinho rules out Philippe Coutinho's summer transfer for Tottenham

- Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move to sign Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho

- Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move to join Tottenham this summer

- Mourinho feels paying his weekly wages will not be possible at Spurs

Philippe Coutinho's proposed move of making a return to the Premier League has hit a rock after Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho ruled out his side signing the Brazilian.

Jose Mourinho is said to have turned his backs on signing Philippe Coutinho because he believes his asking wages will cause mutiny among players at Tottenham.

Coutinho is believed to be interested in £200,000-a-week deal for him to make a return to England and this is the amount player like Harry Kane gets at Spurs.

And according to Mundo Deportivo, Jose Mourinho would not want to cause confusion among his players who may also be forced to demand pay rise.

The Brazilian who currently plays for Bayern Munich on loan is on the books of Barcelona and he is expected to leave Germany this summer.

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Barcelona on the other hand are said not to be prepared to allow Coutinho return to Camp Nou and want to sell him back to the Premier League.

"The reason for their refusal is simple.

"The Azulgrana midfielder has a crack file and Mourinho does not want comparisons or that the rest of the salaries shoot up,'' Mundo Deportivo explained according to UK Sun.

His next destination could now be Arsenal who are also reported to be interested in the signature of Philippe Coutinho.

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Coutinho has been struggling since he left Liverpool in which his former club are not even missing him going on to win the Champions League.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are now turning their attention to Liverpool striker Sadio Mane with the hopes of signing the Senegal international when the transfer window opens.

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Los Blancos' interest in the African star came after Paris-Saint-Germain refused to negotiate any deal with them on the possibility of signing Frenchman Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe is the main target for Real Madrid as the chiefs at the Bernabeu see him as a long term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, the club have been struggling in games which is an indication that they are really missing the Portugal international.

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