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Rumour Mongering: Everton Want Philippe Coutinho for €40M

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Barcelona believe they have been better in Coutinho’s absence this season and would like to offload his wages.

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From James Rodriguez to Yerry Mina to Gerard Deulofeu, Everton have in recent years become a landing spot for players who can’t quite cut it with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. Now, they could be set to add Philippe Coutinho to that list.

That’s the story out of Spain this week, with Marca claiming that Liverpool’s Blue half are weighing up a €40M offer for the 28-year-old former Red whose dream move to Catalonia continues to look more of a nightmare four disappointing seasons later.

For their part, Barcelona are said to be happy to move the player on for the right price given their form this season has been better in Coutinho’s absence while his wages have him amongst their top earners. Those wages, though, could make him hard to shift.

If they do, then another loan spell could be on the cards for Coutinho, who remains under contract with Barcelona until 2023, as in recent weeks rumours have had Bayern Munich open to the idea of bringing him back to Germany on a temporary basis.

Based on all reliable reports, Liverpool have no interest in bringing Coutinho back on either a temporary or permanent basis, as despite their stumbles this season the club believe they have fully moved on and he would not have a role to play in the squad.