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Man Utd Target Don’t Know What’s Going To Happen On The Transfer Front

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Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed that he doesn’t know what is going to happen on the transfer front this summer.

The 27-year-old Brazilian player made this transfer admission in his latest interview as monitored by popular media portal Goal.

According to him, he doesn’t know where his future lies despite the numerous transfer links involving him.

Philippe Coutinho said that his focus at the moment is on the Brazilian team though the former Liverpool star pointed out that his Barcelona performances have not been good.

He scored just five league goals in 34 appearances for Barcelona during the just concluded campaign.

Coutinho has not been able to live up to his expensive transfer fee at Barcelona whom he joined in a £142m deal in January 2018.

The Brazilian player signed for Barcelona after the Catalan giants reached an agreement with Liverpool for his transfer.

Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a return to Liverpool in recent days despite the fact that he forced his exit last year.

Apart from Liverpool, Coutinho has also been linked with a move to other Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea.

French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have also been touted as a possible transfer destination for Philippe Coutinho whom Barcelona are open to selling this summer.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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EPL: Why Coutinho’s fate is in Arsenal’s hand

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North London outfit Arsenal have been tipped to move in for the signature of Brazilian international, Philippe Coutinho from Spanish La Liga club, Barcelona, this summer transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked with the player who is out-of-favour at the Bernabeu with his future left hanging as German Bundesliga outfit, Bayern Munich are unwilling to give him a permanent stay at the club.

Reports now claim that the North London club are the only solution to Philippe Coutinho as the player has already decided that he does not want to play for the Spanish giants anymore.

Most clubs are refusing to look the direction of Philippe Coutinho because of the wage bill and the same reason why Barcelona are having it tough with him to stay.

Should the North London club propose a loan deal for Philippe Coutinho, it would solve a lot of problems as the wage bill could be shared between the two teams.

However, there are fears that the North Londoners have already rejected the chances of having the former Liverpool player at the Emirates Stadium as they prefer his Brazilian counterpart, Willian from West London club, Chelsea.

Willian is reported to have completed medicals at the Emirates Stadium and a three-year deal is set to be announced by the club.

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Yes!! Coutinho agrees terms but is Willian still coming?

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The latest report has claimed that Arsenal have already agreed on personal terms with Philippe Coutinho for a deal to happen in the coming days as soon as a fee is agreed upon.

Barcelona are hoping to part ways with the former Liverpool man after a big-money deal as German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich failed to keep him on a permanent deal after his loan spell with the club.

Arsenal are keen to land the Barcelona player and talks have been reported to be heading the right direction with a loan deal as an option.

However, this development has caused a drop in the transfer of Willian from West London club, Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium as reports had earlier claimed that the Gunners will not be bringing in the two players to the club.

This development has left Arsenal fans divided with some seeking for Willian over Philippe Coutinho while others are saying the opposite.

Commentators have argued that Willian will make more impact at Arsenal than Coutinho which means a deal for the Barcelona star and a snub for the Chelsea man may not go well for the club.

Already, reports claim that Arsenal have handed Willian a three-year deal to join the Emirates Stadium and will have him earn £100,000 weekly.

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Mikel Arteta “phones” Barcelona star for possible move

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A number of clubs have indicated an interest in the signature of Spanish La Liga outfit, Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic as he is set to part ways with Barcelona after six years at the Camp Nou.

In an attempt to win the race, Le10 Sport reports that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta called the 32-year-old to convince him on a move to the Emirates Stadium.

According to the report, the Spanish boss told Ivan Rakitic of his plans for him and how he would be used in the coming season but it was not reported if the Croatian has accepted.

Instead, reports claim that he is not keen on a move to the English Premier League and will rather remain at the Spanish La Liiga or move to the Italian Serie A, where he already has suitors.

Ivan Rakitic is no longer a favourite for selection in the Barcelona midfield, owing to his age and other factors and that seems to be getting to him as he is still confident of playing actively for many years.

With Arsenal hoping to strengthen the midfield, Ivan Rakitic will not be a bad idea for Mikel Arteta as he would be bringing his wealth of experience to help other young ones.

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EPL: Barcelona offer deal to Arsenal’s EPL target

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North London club, Arsenal have been told by a former Liverpool player, Glean Johnson that the best player to swoop for in this summer transfer window is an established player in the English Premier League.

This is what the Gunners are trying to do with their interest in Brazilian star Willian from the West Londoners, Chelsea in this summer transfer window but that is already being threatened.

It is claimed that Spanish La Liga club Barcelona are willing to hand the Blues winger a three-year-deal and that could happen any moment from now.

Willian is yet to receive a new deal from the West London club and that could force him out of the club as his current deal will end this summer window.

Arsenal have shown interest the Brazilian international but that seems to be under threat with the interest coming from Barcelona, a club that is believed to have a better financial advantage.

Meanwhile, Willian’s agent Kia Joorabchain has revealed that his client has received about five offers this week and it is expected to increase because of his quality.

With the latest report by Sky Sports, it is feared that the 31-year-old will be on his way to the Catalans for a new start.

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EPL: Arsenal begin fresh Coutinho talks with Barcelona

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The chances of having Brazilian international playmaker, Philippe Coutinho at the Emirates Stadium next season is becoming clearer if the latest report coming from Spain is anything to go by.

The North London outfit are keen on a deal with the Brazilian international as he is out of favour with his owners, Barcelona and are hoping to tie a deal with him this summer window.

Arsenal initially submitted a player-plus-cash offer, for Coutinho but the fee slammed for the deal was still high, despite the inclusion of highly-rated youngster, Matteo Guendouzi.

However, a Catalan Radio Stadion, RAC 1 reports that both teams are now on the negotiation table with the possibility of agreeing on a loan deal for Coutinho.

It is also reported that both teams will share the financial burden of the player’s wage to ensure a balanced benefit as he is not needed at the club for now.

However, it was not stated if the Gunners will still let go of Matteo Guendouzi as part of the terms for the deal but that would be known in the coming days.

Should the Gunners succeed in bringing Coutinho, he would be returning to the English Premier League for the second time after a spell with Liverpool some years back.

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Barcelona to return for Man United star

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Diogo Dalot

The possibility of Man United losing a player to Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona is very high as the interest in Diogo Dalot is unending.

It was earlier reported that Man United are reluctant to give out Diogo Dalot this summer transfer window which almost discouraged the Spanish La Liga giants for a deal.

But with the latest report by Spanish outlet, Mundo Deportivo the interest by the Catalans is undying and has been renewed as they hope to submit a bid in the coming days.

Diogo Dalot has not been a regular in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team and there is no assurance that he would be played ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka even in the coming season because of his impressive performance.

This gives Barcelona the confidence that they will be able to secure the service of the player with further talks despite Man United’s reluctance.

Diogo Dalot is believed to be available for a fee of £10 million which the Barcelona is ready to meet as soon as it is agreed upon.

However, the Catalans will have to convince the Red Devils to release the player especially if he is still in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for next season.

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Barcelona to hand Man United major blow as new contract talks emerge for target

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Ansu Fati

Spanish La Liga club, Barcelona are already considering offering Ansu Fati a new contract at Camp Nou despite the interest of the English Premier League club, Man United.

It was earlier believed that the future of Ansu Fati with Barcelona was already being called off and he would be leaving as the issue of playing time cannot be guaranteed him.

The reports also claimed that he has offers already coming in for his services as the Red Devils also preparing a major bid this summer.

These reports have since been denied by the Spanish side and more to it is the report that they will be handing a new and improved deal to Ansu Fati this summer window to end all speculations surrounding his future.

Also, Barcelona will slam a huge release clause on Ansu Fati to discourage suitors from coming close for his signature.

This remains a big blow to the Red Devils with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already hoping to work with Ansu Fati at the Old Trafford in the coming season.

Man United are hoping to have a busy summer transfer window especially now that they have been confirmed to play in the Champions League next season.

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Transfer: Arsenal get words from Barcelona

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If the latest report is anything to go by, then Arsenal now stands the chance of having Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho at the Emirates Stadium in the coming season.

The Gunners had indicated an interest in the former Liverpool man and were ready to land him by involving out-of-favour player Matteo Guendouzi in the deal.

It is now claimed that the Spanish giants are also interested in Matteo Guendouzi and will seek to have him as part of the deal but the Gunners will have to include a fee of £45.5 million.

Barcelona invested a whopping £142 million to secure the service of the former Liverpool player and are hoping to cash in a little from his exit as Matteo Guendouzi is yet to match Philippe Coutinho’s quality.

However, this development places the North London outfit in a difficult position because they will not be able to raise such an amount for the deal.

It is reported by ESPN that the North London club are only making £30 million available to manager Mikel Arteta for all his transfer deals this summer window.

Philippe Coutinho has spent the season away from Barcelona with German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich but they are not willing to keep him permanently.

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