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Man United Must Pay Staggering Fee For Spain-based Transfer Target

Amuda Segun

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Philippe Coutinho

Premier League giants Manchester United might have to pay a huge transfer fee to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona in the current January transfer window.

Brazilian international Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the past few weeks after failing to settle down at Barcelona.

The Red Devils have been linked with a £100m bid for him but the Daily Mirror say that the 20-time English champions will have to pay more for him.

It was revealed that Philippe Coutinho has a staggering £355m as the release clause in his current deal with the Spanish La Liga champions.

Barcelona are not looking to sell him and Manchester United might need to activate the aforementioned release clause to sign him.

Coutinho was seen as the long-term replacement for Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta when the Blaugrana splashed the cash on him but he has not been able to meet that expectation at the club.

The 26-year-old has already lost his place in the Barcelona XI to French World Cup winner Ousmane Dembele in recent games.

Philippe Coutinho has started just one of the last five games in the league and that sole start came at the weekend in the 3-0 win over lowly Eibar at the Nou Camp.

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