Philippe Coutinho to be offered to Chelsea and Man Utd as club decide he is 'not a Barcelona player'May 9, 2019
PHILIPPE COUTINHO will reportedly be offered to Chelsea and Manchester United as he is "not a Barcelona player".
The midfielder, 26, has failed to live up to expectations at the Nou Camp since he joined from Liverpool in January 2018 for an incredible £142million
According to ESPN, Coutinho will be the first casualty following the club's shock Champions League defeat to Liverpool.
He failed to impress on his return to Anfield before he was hauled off after just 60 minutes of the second leg.
The source said: "Coutinho is not a Barcelona player, that's been made clear."
It is understood that a number of Barcelona's coaching staff are disappointed with his performances this season.
The 47-cap Brazil international has racked up eight goals and five assists for the La Liga champions this term.
Following his poor spell of form, the source added: "He has added nothing. He will leave in the summer."
Ernesto Valverde's job is also reportedly at risk, with the board set to have a meeting to discuss his future.
Barcelona are expected to listen to offers in the region of £90m for Coutinho – which is £52m less than they paid for him.
Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked, but last month he begged Barcelona to not send him back to England.
And Stamford Bridge might not be an option for Coutinho after Chelsea fans pleaded with their club not to sign him after his shocker against Liverpool.
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