Sky Sports: Coutinho says 'no' to Tottenham Hotspur

A move to England looks to be off the cards in the current transfer window

Philippe Coutinho marcó el tercer gol del Barça ante el United con un gran disparo desde fuera del área que se coló por la escuadra de la portería de De Gea | MEDIAPRO

With less than 24 hours until the transfer window closes in England, a return to the Premier League for Philippe Coutinho looks unlikely.

The market closes in England on Thursday afternoon and there's no offer on the table which convinces Barça or the player. 

The latest reports from England say the Brazilian has rejected Tottenham's offer, which was for a season-long loan. In this sense, Sky Sport say both the player and Barça have said no because they would prefer a permanent move. 

Spurs, meanwhile, do not want to pay the 100 million euros Barça want for their club-record signing. 

Coutinho entrenó en Estados Unidos preparando la pretemporada con el Barça | FCB

The English media report that Mauricio Pochettino had called Coutinho to convince him to come. The two worked together at Espanyol. His agent Kia Joorabchian  confirmed a few days ago it would be "difficult for Coutinho to move to any of Liverpool's rivals because of the affinity he has for the club." 

Coutinho was also offered to Manchester United and Arsenal but Spurs were always the most likely to sign him. 

Now, Barça will look at other markets. The transfer window remains open in other countries and they will hope interest develops from Paris Saint-Germain. 


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