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PSG ready £239m bid for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho to keep Neymar happy

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a sensational £239 million world-record bid to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Ligue 1 champions want to bring the Brazilian to the French capital to keep their superstar Neymar at the club, according to Mundo Deportivo, via The Sun. It would represent another massive outlay for PSG, having spent over £360m on Kylian Mbappe and their South American forward in the past 12 months. Friendly Coutinho and Neymar Yet, the Paris club are not expecting to succeed in this attempt, with Barcelona holding a £354m…

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LaLiga News 

Coutinho happy with improvement at Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho has said he is happy with his development at Barcelona, saying he is improving with each game. Since arriving at the Camp Nou following his move from Premier League side Liverpool, Brazilian Coutinho has been slowly integrated into the Barcelona side. One goal, which came in the Copa del Rey, was his only notable contribution prior to the Saturday evening fixture with Catalan neighbours Girona. A full 90 minutes for Ernesto Valverde’s side saw the former Anfield hero, score a superb goal which lit up the watching Barca…

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LaLiga News 

Coutinho’s car towed as house is robbed over night

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho saw his car towed by authorities and his house robbed on Monday. The former Liverpool man enjoyed a rare day off with his family after not being eligible to play for the Catalan side in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Chelsea. Enjoying a day out in the city centre, Coutinho and his family were visiting the famed La Sagrada Familia whilst his car was towed away, leaving the Brazilian to get a taxi out of the city. Coutinho’s day of tourism goes wrong at the Sagrada…

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La Copa News 

Coutinho delighted with first Barca goal

Philippe Coutinho has spoken of his delight after scoring his first Barcelona goal to seal their passage to the Copa del Rey final on Thursday evening. Luis Suarez’s close range header in the second half in the first leg at the Camp Nou last week gave Barca a slender advantage to take to Valencia but Los Che were by no means out of the tie. The best chance of the first half fell the way of Valencia when Rodrigo saw his header come crashing off the underside of the bar…

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Spanish Papers: Coutinho all set for Espanyol; Messi better than Ronaldo

After completing his move to Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho has been recovering from injury in a bid to make his debut against Alaves this coming weekend but as his recovery period has improved – it now seems he could face former club Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night at Camp Nou. The Brazilian midfielder will be a timely boost for Ernesto Valverde’s side after injury to Ousmane Dembele and he could help the Catalan side overcome a 1-0 deficit to cross-city rivals Espanyol. Moving away from Coutinho, Madrid…

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Blog LaLiga 

Have Barcelona lost trust in La Masia?

This week, Barcelona finally signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for a club record fee of £142 million. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder signed a five and a half year contract and he has been given the famous number 14 shirt, which was previously worn by the great Johan Cruyff. It is believed that Brazilian has been signed to be the successor to Andres Iniesta who is unfortunately not getting any younger. From the naked eye, Coutinho will be regarded as the perfect successor to Iniesta, due to their similar style of…

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LaLiga News 

Barcelona sign centre-back Yerry Mina early

Barcelona have completed their second signing of the January transfer window, bringing in Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, according to the Daily Mirror. The 23-year-old centre-back joins for £10.5 million and comes just three days after Barca purchased Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool. Mina was expected to join the Catalan club in the summer for €9 million (£7.9 million), but with Javier Mascherano on the verge of leaving in January, along with first-choice defender Samuel Umtiti currently on the sidelines, the deal was brought forward. Impressive for club and country…

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LaLiga News 

Spanish Papers: Zidane under pressure, more than ever

Good Morning and Welcome to our brief round up of the main Spanish Papers, which focus on Zinedine Zidane and Philippe Coutinho’s arrival at Barcelona. After a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on the return to league action following the winter break; Zidane is now under increasing pressure to turn Madrid’s season around. The reigning La Liga champions are 16 points behind league leaders and arch rivals Barcelona and sit in fourth place, behind Atletico Madrid and Valencia. A stumble in performance and form has also seen the likes of…

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LaLiga News 

Barcelona thankful to Liverpool for Coutinho deal

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has thanked Liverpool for reaching an agreement over the signing of Philippe Coutinho. After weeks of rumours linking the Brazilian international with a move to Camp Nou, the Catalan club announced the deal a day before their 3-0 win over Levante in the league. Coutinho arrived in Barcelona on Saturday evening and was met by former Anfield team-mate Luis Suarez upon arrival and has now signed a contract with the La Liga leaders, which is five and half years and features a buy-out clause of 400m euros.…

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LaLiga News 

Coutinho ruled out for three weeks, Barca confirm

Philippe Coutinho will be out injured for three weeks after completing his move to Barcelona from Liverpool. After weeks of rumours linking the Brazilian international with a move to Camp Nou, the Catalan club announced the deal a day before their 3-0 win over Levante in the league. Coutinho arrived in Barcelona on Saturday evening and was met by former Anfield team-mate Luis Suarez upon arrival and has now signed a contract with the La Liga leaders, which is five and half years and features a buy-out clause of 400m euros. The…

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