Transfer: Man Utd to complete shocking move for Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho Barcelona 2018-19

The Brazilian midfielder is understood to be available in the January transfer window if a club meets the asking price.

Marca are reporting that Coutinho's confidence has taken a massive hit after his recent performances and that he's now at "rock bottom".

The 26-year-old was forced to miss two La Liga games in November because of injury and has only started once since his return, with an in form Ousmane Dembele preferred instead.

Earlier this week Philippe Coutinho was thrown into the Red Devils mix, despite only leaving United's rivals Liverpool for Barcelona a year ago.

United have 'contacted the agents of the football player to ask about their situation and make them see that they would be very interested in trying to undertake their signing, ' report Catalan based press Mundo Deportivo.

Coutinho has shown little discipline on and off the field at the Camp Nou, while he has lost his place in the team with Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal coming in.

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That's because some of the bonus clauses they are entitled to following Coutinho's departure would be rendered obsolete.

The Spanish giants paid Liverpool £105 million upfront for Coutinho, with the rest being paid in add-ons.

According to the Evening Standard, Coutinho could now be sacrificed to help raise funds for Neymar's move, ironically making way for the player he came to replace.

'Now Coutinho isn't playing and it's the other way around.

Finally, Barcelona would owe another £4.4 million if they win the Champions League this season.

All in all, as per The Mirror, Liverpool would be missing out on a tidy £22 million in bonus payments if he was to leave Barcelona this month.

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