Barcelona have made a big decision on Philippe Coutinho's future

Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona (opens in new tab) have decided to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho, write Marca (opens in new tab).

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a transfer away from the Camp Nou this summer after struggling to impress since his move from Liverpool (opens in new tab) in January 2018.

Arsenal (opens in new tab) and Tottenham (opens in new tab) were both mentioned as potential destinations before the Premier League's transfer window closed last week.

And there was also talk of Barcelona offering Coutinho to PSG (opens in new tab) in part-exchange for Neymar.

The Blaugrana would still be open to selling the attacking midfielder, but an exit this summer now appears highly unlikely.

European clubs have until September 2 to complete their transfer business.


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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).