Newcastle United shows concrete interest in Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona. This reports the Sport. Accordingly, representatives of the English first division at Barca had their intention, the Brazilian, the 2020 with FC Bayern won the Champions League, to commit to the coming season.
Cutinho is currently borrowed from the Bluegrana at Newcastles Premier League Rival Aston Villa and shows strong services there. Villa has a purchase option on the offensive midfielder, but hesitates to pull them. 40 million euros transfer would be due and the association from Birmingham should have requested more due to Barcelona.
Newcastle, on the other hand, it writes the Sport, had assured Barca to pay 40 million euros. In addition, the club is in contact with Coutinhos consultants and have challenged them to pay a similarly high salary to the 29-year-old, as he collects it at Barca.
Coutinhos is still under contract in Barcelona until 2023. The financially discontinued Catalans want to give up the former 135 million purchase but absolutely this summer.
Meanwhile, Newcastle has gave rise to air in the relegation fight in the past few months and it is expected that the heavy club is upgraded powerfully in summer. In January, the Magpies undertook Bruno Guimares, Chris Wood, Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn for a total of more than 100 million euros.
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