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Philippe Coutinho not keen on Everton move


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Coutinho could reject Everton - Di Marzio

Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho could reportedly turn down Everton due to his former association with cross-town rivals Liverpool.

The Brazilian is currently on loan with Bayern Munich but he is expected to return to the Camp Nou when the campaign concludes.

He has already been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal but reports have emerged that Carlo Ancelotti's side could make an ambitious attempt to sign him.

While the Toffees may have the funds, Gianluca di Marzio does not believe Coutinho could make the switch to Goodison Park, having already played for their Merseyside rivals.

"Coutinho could be one of his targets, but I am not sure he would like to leave Barcelona for Everton now, having played for Liverpool. He would also probably like to stay in a team playing in the Champions League," he told Sky Sports News.

Coutinho has been valued at around £66m by the Blaugrana. The La Liga giants are prepared to sanction his departure on a temporary deal, should any club agree to include an obligatory buy clause for next summer.

The former Internacional graduate has bagged nine goals and eight assists for Bayern this term. He is currently on the sidelines for a couple of weeks following a minor ankle surgery.