According to reports in France, Paris Saint-Germain have made Philippe Coutinho their priority target for next summer and recently met with the summer-long Barcelona target’s agent to discuss a possible move.
‘Telefoot’ claim that Kia Joorabchian, Coutinho’s agent, met PSG’s sporting director Antero Henrique to discuss a potential 2018 summer deal.
Two other clients were also on the agenda as the two parties met. Inter Milan’s Portuguese playmaker Joao Mario and Brazil playmaker Wendel are also being targeted by the big-spending Parisians if the report is to be believed.
Liverpool managed to keep hold of Coutinho despite receiving bids of over £100m from Barcelona in August, and the player handing in an official transfer request.
The Spanish giants identified him as the perfect replacement for the PSG-bound Neymar, and they continue to pursue him even now.
Yet Unai Emery remains quietly confident of piping Barcelona to the Brazilian’s signature but is aware it will take another mammoth bid in order to convince the Premier League club to sell.