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BREAKING: Premier League Giants To Land Barcelona Flop Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho

Even despite Lionel Messi's injury, it looks like FC Barcelona and Philippe Coutinho are ready to move on from each other and it's only a matter of time before he makes a return to the English Premier League.

Manchester United were reportedly in the hunt for his services, but the playmaker claimed he wouldn't play for the Red Devils out of respect for his former club, Liverpool.

The Reds were also linked with a move for their former superstar and Jurgen Klopp even lauded him and called him 'a fantastic player', but claimed a comeback 'was simply not possible at the time'.

And Arsenal were reportedly leading the race to sign him but, according to TalkSPORT, they're no longer focused on reinforcing their attack, so that's leaving the door wide open for Tottenham Hotspur to make a run at the Brazilian.

The Spurs are still waiting to see what's going to happen with Christian Eriksen, who's been linked with a move to Real Madrid or Manchester United, but any transfer has put on hold until they figure out what to do with Paul Pogba.

Hence, Mauricio Pochettino would welcome Coutinho with open arms as the 27-year-old tries to take his career back from the ground after a brief spell at Barcelona.

Coutinho struggled to adapt to Ernesto Valverde's team and Antoine Griezmann's arrival is only going to make it tougher for him to establish himself at the team's starting XI.

He's already dominated in the English Premier League and showed glimpses of the player he once was during his title run with Brazil at the last Copa America, so it would be a nice pickup for the Spurs.

Still, there's a lot of financial details to talk about regarding his transfer, as he was bought for a whopping £142million fee and the Spurs are unlikely to be willing to meet any price slightly close to that.