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Trio ready for Coutinho battle

2nd April 2019, 15:06 by James Mason

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United and two other clubs.

Brazil international Coutinho has struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular since making the switch from Liverpool in January 2018 and there are huge reports claiming he will be sold this summer.

A number of top European clubs are showing an interest in the 26-year-old's services and there is expected to be a bidding war in the upcoming transfer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was recently given the United job on a permanent basis, is keen on adding some more attacking talent to his squad and it is believed he will be handed a huge kitty to spend this summer.

However, Premier League rivals Chelsea are also interested in a deal although a move all depends on whether the club successfully appeals the two transfer window ban they received from FIFA.

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a move as doubts creep in over the future of both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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