Philippe Coutinho’s transfer chase has been narrowed down to “two clubs,” with a decision expected “tomorrow.”
PHILIPPE COUTINHO appears to be on the verge of returning to the Premier League.
According to reports, Philippe Coutinho will join one of two Premier League clubs, with a decision expected on Friday.
This month, six English clubs are said to have expressed interest in signing Coutinho from Barcelona.
However, those options have been significantly reduced.
During his four years at Barcelona, Coutinho has struggled with fitness and form.
Following his previous spell at Liverpool, the Brazilian international has been linked with a return to the Premier League.
Steven Gerrard, the manager of Aston Villa, is said to be interested in signing his former Liverpool team-mate, but he said nothing about it at his press conference on Thursday.
An agreement to bring Coutinho back to Anfield has been floated.
Due to their relationship with the player’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, Arsenal has long been linked with Coutinho.
Everton, as well as Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabian owners, are said to be interested in the 29-year-old.
Six English clubs have expressed interest in Coutinho, according to Sky Sports this week.
However, on Thursday afternoon, reporter Kaveh Solhekol provided an update, revealing that only two teams remain in the race.
“We’ve just received a message from someone close to the player’s camp, who is telling us now: ‘We are down to two clubs,'” Solhekol said on Sky Sports News.
“Of course, we’ve been reporting for the past few days that five Premier League clubs are interested in loaning Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.
“Barcelona has told him he can leave, and they want a deal done as soon as possible.”
“We told you yesterday that there were five clubs interested in signing him, and then a sixth club expressed interest.”
“The most recent information we have just came in two minutes ago, a message that said, ‘We are down to two clubs.’
That’s all there is to know about Philippe Coutinho.”
Later in the show, Solhekol revealed that his source has told him that a decision on Coutinho’s next club should be made by Friday.
“I went back and asked, ‘When are we going to get this decision?'” he continued.
It would be by the weekend, we were told.
“A decision is expected tomorrow afternoon, according to the message I just received.”
“By then, we ought to be aware.”
“Brinkwire News Summary.”