Barcelona will accept a £77m bid for Philippe Coutinho this summer, according to reports. Brazil international is on loan at Bayern Munich but appears set to be sent back to the Catalan club after struggling to produce his best form in Bundesliga. Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to strengthen the front-line during the summer transfer window.
Blaugrana are so desperate to offload Philippe, they have slashed his price tag ahead of the summer window. La Liga giants spent £142m to poach Coutinho from Liverpool mid-way through the 2017/18 campaign but shipped him out to the Bundesliga last summer. Philippe is a crucial figure for the national team and also played in the 2018 Mundial.
And the Spanish club are now prepared to take a massive financial hit by lowering the asking price for the 27-year-old attacker to £77m. Merseyside club were keen on re-signing the Brazilian forward last summer, but the German tactician explained the attacker was too expensive for Liverpool.
The lowering of Philippe’s price will be a big boost to the Brazilian’s suitors. Man City, Tottenham, Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing Coutinho and are expected to challenge for his signature at the end of the campaign. Red Devils signed Bruno Fernandes from Sporting during the winter transfer window.
With Blaugrana set to listen to offers, a come back to the Premier League could appeal to Philippe. Coutinho produced his best form under the German manager and reportedly wanted to return to Anfield last summer before Liverpool were priced out of the deal.