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The future of Philippe Coutinho: Newcastle United link, “strong interest” from Liverpool, according to Arsenal

Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images)

Toon’s military had expected to have a busy transfer window in January and has been touted as a potential destination for the Brazilian for some time now.

It is understood that the Catalan club are keen to offload the 29-year-old in the coming weeks to free up much-needed space on his payroll, while Todofichajes suggests the player is keen to secure regular first-team football to strengthen his chances. to be included in Brazil’s plans for the World Cup at the end of the year.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Coutinho’s future and the Magpies’ reported interest …

The player’s position

According to an update from Spain’s Sport publication, Coutinho is “clear” in his belief that he can become a Premier League star again if he returns to England.

The South American was one of the elite’s most notable talents during his time at Liverpool, and his performances in Merseyside saw him transfer to £ 142million to Barcelona in 2018.

Sport also claim that Coutinho has come to terms with the idea of ​​leaving Camp Nou in the coming weeks following talks with Barca bosses over the Christmas period, and he is now ready to accept an exit.

Arsenal and Liverpool links

Newcastle aren’t the only club linked with a move for Coutinho.

In recent days, Brazilian Goal journalist Marcelo Hazan has suggested the playmaker could line up for a sensational Anfield return to Liverpool, an even more sensational affair with Merseyside rivals Everton, or an astonishing reunion with former Kop teammate Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa.

The Reds in particular are said to have a “strong interest”.

Arguably the most persistent rumor surrounding Coutinho involves a possible loan transfer to Arsenal, with Sport once again weighing in on the matter to claim the Emirates would be his preferred destination if given the choice.

But Todofichajes sees it differently, signaling that negotiations between Barcelona and Newcastle United are “on track” with a “good chance” that the South American will end up at St. James’ Park before the transfer window closes.