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Tottenham, Leicester City and Arsenal all interested in landing Coutinho

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After Bayern Münich decided not to extend Philippe Coutinho’s loan from Barcelona anymore, the Brazilian’s future has been on the air for quite a time now. One thing is clear: Barça is willing to sell the player and generate funds for their summer transfer targets. Reportedly, Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, and Arsenal are all interested in the services of Coutinho.

It is known that Coutinho is very interested in a Premier League move, but the price that Barcelona demands is making the English clubs get cold feet. Barça is not willing to let go of the player for a small figure, because the Catalan club paid a sum of €145 million in January 2018 to bring him to Camp Nou.

As the Premier League has ended, Coutinho can start to consider his future. Tottenham and Leicester kept the door open for Coutinho for a long time now.

Besides that, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal needs offensive reinforcements, hence they consider Coutinho a top candidate. The Spanish coach loves Coutinho, and the London club has already taken the necessary steps. Earlier, the Brazilian refused a proposal from Arsenal because he would have a huge pay-cut, but as things stand, Coutinho asked for an extension to make a decision.

Coutinho has three options on the table to make a decision: Arsenal, Leicester, or Tottenham.

Source: Sport

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Just in: Neymar’s entourage confirms renewal with PSG as he ‘likes the project’

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Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.

Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”

PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.

Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.

PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.

A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.

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