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Tottenham turn down offer to sign Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is being linked with a number of English clubs – but he will not be joining Tottenham.

According to Marca, Spurs are one of the English clubs that the 27-year-old has been offered to.

However, Jose Mourinho is not considering a move for Coutinho at this time.

The problem is Coutinho’s €15m-a-season pay packet, money Tottenham are not willing to pay any player.

A possible destination for Coutinho is Newcastle if their Saudi takeover is given Premier League approval.

A report earlier this month from Spain claimed Mauricio Pochettino could take over at Newcastle and would want Coutinho.

Barcelona would like to sell Coutinho after Bayern Munich decided not to use their €120m option to buy.

If Coutinho makes another 24 appearances for Barca, they will have to pay Liverpool a further €20m. A lot of money and Barcelona want to focus their limited finances on new signings.

Aware that they may not find a buyer in the current climate, Barcelona could loan Coutinho out again.

Mundo Deportivo reports that the Catalans want a €10m loan fee and for the loan club to pay all of Coutinho’s wages.

SourceMarca

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