Rummenigge confirms Bayern Munich won't buy Coutinho

Ruben Hill
May 25, 2020

Spanish media outfit Mundo Deportivo, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that Chelsea FC and Manchester United are weighing up a move to sign the Brazil worldwide.

And now the London side have received yet another boost after Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that his side have not triggered the option-to-buy clause in the 27-year-old's contract meaning Coutinho is heading back to Spain at the end of the season.

According to the same story, Leicester City and Newcastle United are also interested in the £71m-rated midfielder ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

The report in the Spanish publication has claimed of interest in the former Liverpool star from Premier League duo Chelsea and Newcastle.

That has opened the door for Coutinho to find a new club or return to Barcelona, who are keen to raise funds with a big-money sale as well as get a high earner off their wage bill.

Coutinho, who has eight goals and six assists to his name, sat out last weekend's resumption of the season having undergone ankle surgery in April.

The Brazilian midfielder moved to Liverpool FC from Inter Milan in 2013 under Brendan Rodgers, who is now in charged of Leicester.

A source with knowledge of Coutinho's situation has told Football Insider that his parent club Barcelona are looking for a buyer and have let it be known that he is available for another season-long loan or a permanent deal at a significantly reduced price.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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