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Man Utd begin talks to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona

Man Utd news Man Utd have been heavily linked with a move for Philippe Coutinho
Sidney Guerrero | 12 January, 2019, 17:52

Barcelona are considering selling Philippe Coutinho in order to fund a move for Neymar, according to the Evening Standard.

The Brazilian was identified as the ideal replacement for Neymar, while his versatitlity to play in midfield saw him touted as to star in an advanced midfield role, which club-legend Andres Iniesta fullfilled over the best decade.

Coutinho signed for Barca in January past year and was cup-tied in the Champions League, but he impressed in the second half of the campaign at Camp Nou, scoring 10 goals in 22 appearances as Barca won LaLiga and the Copa del Rey.

However, he has found life more hard in his second season and has started only one of Barca's last five fixtures: the 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham in December when coach Ernesto Valverde picked a weakened XI with first place in the group already secured.

Syrian state media: Anti-aircraft fires on 'enemy targets' near Damascus
On that occasion an erroneous Syrian anti-aircraft missile flew into Israeli airspace, and was destroyed by Israeli air defenses. The last Israeli attack reported by Syrian state media was on December 25, when a missile attack wounded three Syrian soldiers.

The Brazilian got his dream move to the Blaugrana a year ago and though things were nice and rosy to begin with, having won the Copa Del Rey and La Liga, Coutinho has found himself out the side of late and MARCA are saying he's hit "rock bottom". I had a good time.

Manchester United's potential new manager Mauricio Pochettino will not be allowed to leave Tottenham even if they are offered £50m to prise him to Old Trafford, according to The Sun.

It's emerged Barca director Andre Cury has been meeting with representatives of Neymar over the part fortnight about returning to the Nou Camp.

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