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Barcelona Offers $179M Philippe Coutinho To Arsenal and Newcastle To Fund Lautaro Martinez’s Transfer

ibtimes: FC Barcelona reportedly have offered Philippe Coutinho to Premier League side Arsenal and Newcastle ahead of the summer transfer window.

Barcelona want to get rid of the Brazilian to make space in the squad and fund the transfer of one of their top targets, Lautaro Martinez, who has been labeled at $80 million by Inter Milan.

It has been clear that Coutinho does not feature in Barcelona’s future plans. He was loaned away to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2019 after he arrived at Nou Camp during the 2018 January transfer window.

In fact, Bayern were given an option to sign Coutinho on a permanent basis but the German champions did not want to meet Barcelona’s asking price for the midfielder. Barcelona want to sell Coutinho at any cost despite knowing they will lose out on money in his transfer, whom they had signed from Liverpool for a hefty price of $179 million.

Taking into account Coutinho’s transfer fee and wages, Barcelona are certain they will not get buyers this summer after the clubs have been financially hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

A report in Goal has revealed that Barcelona have offered Coutinho to Arsenal and Newcastle on loan but they are yet to hear back from both the Premier League sides. It is understood that the two clubs are continuing to ponder over the terms of a deal, which they would ideally want to finalize depending upon their standings for next season. Newcastle are believed to be on pole position to sign Coutinho on loan, provided their takeover by the Saudi Arabia-based firm happens.

It has also been reported that Barcelona have convinced their defender Junior Firpo to move to Inter Milan as a part of the swap deal that would see Martinez join the Nou Camp side this summer. According to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Barcelona and Inter Milan have agreed over Firpo’s transfer fee of $46 million. However, Inter Milan have demanded $80 million apart from Firpo in Martinez’s transfer. To fulfill Inter Milan’s demands, Barcelona will have to sell a few players, and Coutinho is understood to be on the top of their list for the same.

Source: Published by ibtimes

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EMEKA NWANKWOALA
EMEKA NWANKWOALA
22 days ago

Amazing.

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
22 days ago

Good deal

Ayomide Adanlawo
Ayomide Adanlawo
22 days ago

Good luck to Barcelona but phillipe coutinho is such a brilliant player

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
22 days ago

it will be a good deal for Barcelona

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
22 days ago

Cool deal

Ayodeji Adewale
Ayodeji Adewale
22 days ago

I feel bad for Coutinho, he’s gonna make it elsewhere

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
22 days ago

Okay

Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ikechukwu Emmanuel
22 days ago

Arsenal should buy coutinho

Obasi victor uma
Obasi victor uma
22 days ago

Good offer

Samuel aniedi
Samuel aniedi
22 days ago

Nice

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
22 days ago

Too expensive

Victory Omunakwe
Victory Omunakwe
22 days ago

Will Arsenal meet up

Samuel Naasor
Samuel Naasor
22 days ago

Nice Deal

Abdulkadri Ayodeji
Abdulkadri Ayodeji
22 days ago

For arsenal to take him, it has to be on loan

Tobi Samuel
Tobi Samuel
22 days ago

Good deal

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
22 days ago

nice

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
22 days ago

That is a good deal

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
22 days ago

this is nice

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
22 days ago

But Coutinho is good now

Yunana Ishaya
Yunana Ishaya
22 days ago

Arsenal get him

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
22 days ago

He’s too expensive.

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
22 days ago

Interesting

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
22 days ago

This is good one

Tarwa John Jacob
Tarwa John Jacob
22 days ago

Good news

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
22 days ago

Wow

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
22 days ago

Nice one

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
22 days ago

Very good

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
22 days ago

Nice deal

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
22 days ago

That’s good

Edidiong Archibong
Edidiong Archibong
22 days ago

Bravooo

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
22 days ago

gσσd dєαl

Joshua Samson
Joshua Samson
22 days ago

Nice move by Barcelona

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
22 days ago

That’s cool

Amarachi
Amarachi
22 days ago

Nice deal

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
22 days ago

Good luck to Coutinho

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
22 days ago

Goodluck to Barca

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
22 days ago

He is brilliant player

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
22 days ago

Barcelona might regret selling him later

NwakasiIkenna
NwakasiIkenna
22 days ago

Will be better in Arsenal

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
22 days ago

Nice deal

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
22 days ago

Nice deal

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
22 days ago

Nice one

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
22 days ago

Nice

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
22 days ago

Amazing

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
22 days ago

Its a nice deal but he is too expensive

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
22 days ago

Nice deal

Tavershima Maurice
Tavershima Maurice
22 days ago

Coutinho is a good player

victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
22 days ago

Not a good deal

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
22 days ago

Really?

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
22 days ago

The value is too much for Arsenal