PSG want €270m Coutinho

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of a sensational deal to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho and are prepared to pay €270m, according to reports.

The Brazil international only joined the Catalan giants from Liverpool in January but El Mundo Deportivo say the French champions are intent on his signing.

The report states that the Parisians are placing such prominence on the former Inter playmaker’s signing to keep his international teammate Neymar happy at the Parc des Princes.

This comes one year after PSG broke the world transfer record to sign Neymar from the Blaugrana in a €222m deal, while Coutinho’s release clause is said to stand at €400m.

Coutinho joined Barca in a deal worth a reported €150m, signing a contract until June 2023 and subsequently helping them to the Copa del Rey and La Liga titles.

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