Barcelona open to Coutinho offers

Barcelona have opened the door for offers on Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho – according to reports in Marca.

The midfielder has struggled at times since his club record move from Liverpool in January 2018, starting just 29 La Liga games in just over 12 months at the Nou Camp.

The club have not stated that that they are actively looking to sell him, however growing frustration with his inconsistent form has increased speculation that they would not stand in his way should an offer arrive in the summer.

He has not forced his way into Ernesto Valverde's starting XI, with Frenchman Ousmane Dembele – now back from injury – ahead of him in the pecking order in attack.

In midfield, Valverde is reported to be frustrated with his lack of defensive effort in recent games, and the arrival of Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong in the summer would see another name ahead of the former Inter Milan man.

The issue with selling Coutinho is that Barcelona would be looking to regain some of the €155m they paid Liverpool for him, but with his form mixed in Spain, clubs could be unwilling to exceed €100m for the 26 year-old. 

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