Mauricio Pochettino calls Philippe Coutinho as Brazilian nears loan move

El perfil de Philippe Coutinho

Manchester United are the latest club to have the Dane on their radar with just over 24 hours remaining in the transfer window. The Bundesliga club want £70m for the 20-year-old Frenchman while Juve have quoted Arsenal £50m for the 25-year-old Italian global.

Khedira would by no means be a bad addition, but if Arsenal are serious about returning to the Champions League ahead of the 2020/21 season, they absolutely must prioritise the recruitment of a new centre-back.

Barca are trying to move their No. 7 on but so far has not found anyone willing to sign him. It will have to be a loan, however, as Arsenal have spent all their budget on transfers for this summer. Unai Emery has not given up his hopes on signing Kieran Tierney from Celtic, and his proposal for Dayot Upamecano and Daniele Rugani have been turned down by RB Leipzig and Juventus respectively.

Philippe Coutinho was subjected to interest from Arsenal in the summer transfer window, but the Gunners do not have sufficient money to land him on a permanent basis.

A move to Spurs is complicated, though, and would depend on a number of factors.

Coutinho's time at Barcelona has not gone to plan, while Liverpool achieved an incredible points tally of 97 last season and lifted their sixth European trophy. The Argentine believes he can bring the best out of the Brazilian attacker, who was an absolute star at Liverpool before moving to Barcelona. Christian Eriksen would have to leave the club - with United interested - while deals for Giovani Lo Celso and Bruno Fernandes would have to fail to materialise.

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