Tottenham Hotspur were heavily linked with a loan move for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho only for the move to fail to materalise (BBC).
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was reported to have been furious with the club’s board after the Brazilian instead made the season-long switch to German giants Bayern Munich instead (The Sun).
According to German news outlet Bild, the Bavarians are unwilling to exercise their €120million (£105million) option to buy him at the end of his spell.
Coutinho had previously played under Pochettino when the Argentine took him from Inter Milan to Espanyol while he was in charge of the Spanish club in 2012.
The Evening Standard claim that Barcelona, who paid €120million plus €40million in add-ons to take from from Liverpool in January 2018 are now prepared to cut their losses and accept consider bids in the region of €80million.
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