PHILIPPE COUTINHO dreams of rejoining Liverpool – but Jurgen Klopp is showing little interest and Leicester are his main Premier League suitors.
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Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho is currently recovering from knee surgery, with his Barcelona career at a crossroadsCredit: Getty
Philippe Coutinho would reportedly love the chance of returning to Liverpool, where he was a stand-out performer from 2013-18Credit: AFP or licensors
Instead, a season’s loan elsewhere is tipped as a major option.
But it’s thought Koeman hopes Coutinho can be fit enough to fight for a regular starting spot at the Nou Camp.
The Dutchman faces a crucial second season in charge, with main man Lionel Messi now out of contract and yet to confirm he is staying.
Ex-Bayern Munich loanee Coutinho missed the second half of last term through injury, having an operation in April this year
Now the SPORT website say Barcelona will leave it up to Coutinho to decide his next step – but he would have to take a pay cut to move on.
Serie A champions Inter are only keen if a loan deal included an option to buy him.
AC Milan have also been linked with Coutinho, along with Everton midfielder James Rodriguez
At the same time Barcelona are thought to have opened talks with Coutinho about cutting his pay, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He played just 14 LaLiga and Champions League games for Barca last term.
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