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Barcelona set fresh asking price for Philippe Coutinho


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Barcelona ready to sell Coutinho for £80m

Barcelona are prepared to part ways with Philippe Coutinho on a permanent basis this summer amid the reported interest from Chelsea.

The Brazilian has failed to live up to his expectations since leaving Liverpool in January 2018 and he is currently on loan at Bayern Munich.

Coutinho has registered eight goals and six assists in the Bundesliga this term but the German side are still reluctant to sign him on a long-term deal.

According to Sport, the 27-year-old will return to the Camp Nou during the summer and the club will thereafter consider his sale to another club.

Frank Lampard's side are keen on an initial loan move for Coutinho but reports indicate that the Blaugrana prefer his permanent exit for around £80m.

The Catalan giants are eager to sign both Neymar and Lautaro Martinez ahead of next season and they will need to recoup most of the funds from player sales.

Aside from Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a possible departure after just one season at the club. The Frenchman has experienced a mixed debut campaign with just 14 goals from 37 appearances.