Barcelona reportedly consider selling Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian failed to live up to expectations at La Liga
Less than two years after his massive €155 arrival from Liverpool, the 26-year-old forward seems to be edging closer to the Camp Nou exit door.
Brought in to fill the void left by Neymar’s exit, the former Inter Milan star has never managed to cope with the pressure of wearing the Barcelona shirt.
Although he has registered 33 top-flight outings this season, Coutinho has struggled to impress Ernesto Valverde.
A lack of continuity followed by a lot of ups and downs has seen Coutinho managing just eight goals and five assists across all competitions.
Frustrated by the performance of their expensive acquisition, the Blaugrana leadership are apparently ready to listen to offers, according to the Spanish newspaper, MARCA.
The Premier League giants, Chelsea and Manchester United, are both interested in offering Coutinho an escape route from Catalonia.
The Blues are particularly said to be keen on signing the skilfull playmaker as they prepare to part ways with Eden Hazard.
Meanwhile, the reigning La Liga holders are not willing to accept anything less than what they had to splash out last January, which at the moment represents the biggest obstacle in Coutinho’s potential departure.