Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Barcelona get £239m offer for Coutinho

Barcelona get £239m offer for Coutinho

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly considering a world-record £240m bid for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer.

Signing Suarez would be seen by many as an upgrade on the current PSG front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Cavani - with the Barca star spearheading the new attack.

The Brazilian only left Liverpool back in January, finally making a £140 million switch to Barcelona after months of speculation.

But according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona, at this current time, are not willing to let go of Coutinho, who scored two goals, made two assists and was one of Brazil's standout players at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

A new report has come out suggesting that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to pay €270 million (R4.2 billion) for a Brazil star, who featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Boosting the club's coffers would be the most obvious reason for Barcelona to sell their new star man.

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Were PSG to stump up that astonishing amount of money, they would smash the world transfer record that they themselves set when they purchased Neymar from Barcelona for €222m (£198m) last summer.

But this has not prevented PSG from launching a surprise move via his representatives in a bid to link up Neymar with his global teammate.

As long as the player wants to remain at the club, there's little reason to believe the Blaugrana would open up to the idea of selling Coutinho at this early stage.

El Pais claim that a source at PSG told them: 'We hope that Mbappe does not show even that it is better than Neymar'.

Neymar's future at the Parc des Princes may not be assured as things stand, but PSG may need to seek other avenues to help persuade their Selecao star to stay.

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