PSG to challenge Barca for Coutinho

Paris Saint-Germain are considering a move for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho who has already said ‘yes’ to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

Diario Sport reiterate their belief that the 25-year-old has told the Blaugrana he wants to join them this summer but Liverpool remain firm in their stance that he is not available for under €150m.

Various reports in both Sport and El Mundo Deportivo report the Catalans saw an €80m offer for the former Inter player rejected earlier this month.

Barca reportedly envisage Coutinho, who is usually deployed in an attacking front-three at Anfield, as Andres Iniesta’s long-term heir in midfield.

PSG may be willing to offer a great amount for the Liverpool player who could join a growing contingent of Brazil internationals at the Parc des Princes, with a possible swoop for Barca star Neymar also being lined up.

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