Man United held negotiations with Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho and planning to make a bid in July when the transfer window opens again. Red Devils have problems in the front-line as Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez linked with several clubs, Jesse Lingard is in terrible form, Juan Mata already up to 30 and they need back-up.
Brazil international is the best option in this situation as he has an impressive campaign and proves his worth one more time. Norwegian coach set to spend big money on the player during the summer transfer window. Chelsea are also keen to sign him, and there will be a contest for the footballer.
Philippe joined the Catalan club from Liverpool last January with a €130m deal. He became a crucial figure for the club and scored several vital goals since joining. In this season, Coutinho already played 52 games, scored 11 goals and made five assists in all tournament.
It is a great result, and he can improve his consequences during this campaign. Brazilian forward has contracted with the Blaugrana until 2023, and his release clause is around €100m. His price could increase during this season and become much more.
The 26-year-old playmaker is a regular member of the national team and also helped them to reach the quarter-final in the 2018 World Cup, but after losing 2-1 against Belgium, they kicked out from the competition. Man United will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Blues also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.