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Barca rubbish Coutinho exit claims

17th April 2019, 15:52 by Gareth Freeman

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club have no plans to sell Philippe Coutinho this summer.

The Brazilian joined the Catalan giants midway through last season but has struggled for consistency at Camp Nou and it has been suggested Barca may be open to offers in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been credited with an interest but Bartomeu insists the club plan to keep hold of Coutinho.

"Coutinho is a great player, excellent, and he's getting better and better," Bartomeu told TVE.

"It's not easy to play at Barca, he was here for six months last season and he has the confidence of the coach [Ernesto Valverde].

"He's a global player and we expect a lot from him. He will continue at Barca."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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