Arsenal in the hunt for 27-year-old South American playmaker

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Blaugrana will demand a fee of €10m from any club wishing to take the out of favour star on loan. Philippe Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, as the ace is attracting the interest of Premier League clubs Chelsea, Newcastle and Gunners.

Old Lady might also be interested in Brazil international as part of a possible swap deal. ESPN reported a couple of days ago that Man United have rejected the opportunity to sign the star.

MD add that Blaugrana would ideally like to sell the Brazilian playmaker for €80m, however, they understand that in such a devalued market due to the covid-19 pandemic, this may not be possible.

It’s added that in the event that the 27-year-old playmaker leaves on loan once again they will ask for a €10m fee as well as the loan club to take on the Brazilian attacker’s wages in full.

Blaugrana’s demands may be quite unrealistic in the current climate, especially considering that Philippe earns a massive £225,000-a-week after tax.

This is an even bigger ask given that Philippe’s time with Bayern has been fairly mixed he’s contributed 9 goals and 8 assists but has just started 22 of his 32 games across all tournaments.