Tottenham are in the lead to sign Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan, after he was offered to clubs across Europe by Barcelona, who are keen to get the 27-year old off their books before the start of their season.
Regarded as an expensive flop since his £142 million transfer to the Nou Camp from Liverpool in January 2018, Coutinho has been told that he is free to leave by the Catalans, and is now looking to reignite his career at a new club.
He has also been offered to Manchester United, who retain an interest in signing the player who has 55 international caps for Brazil, and was part of the successful Copa América winning squad this summer.
Meanwhile, reports suggesting that Arsenal were also interested in signing the former Liverpool player on loan have been dismissed as unfounded, with the Gunners concentrating their efforts on signing defensive reinforcements.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.