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Barcelona send warning to Manchester United and Chelsea over Philippe Coutinho transfer

Barcelona president has warned Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea that Philippe Coutinho is not for sale.

The Brazilian forward who joined Barcelona in Jnuary 2017 in a £142million move from Liverpool is already eyeing a move to abroad.

Despite his brilliant carrer at Camp Nou, Coutinho has endured a frustrated season, only scoring four La Liga goals. An Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea have reportedly been interested in striking a summer deal.

However, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has warned that he has no intention of selling Coutinho.

“We expect a lot from him [Coutinho],” Bartomeu told Marca. “We do not want to sell him, he’s one of the good players we want to have.”

“If our coaches asked us for a player and they wanted to leave Madrid then of course we would sign them,” he told COPE. It hasn’t happened since I’ve been here, but there are no non-aggression pacts and each team wants to become more competitive. “We would talk to Madrid about Isco.” Coutinho scored 54 goals in 201 appearances for current Premier League leaders Liverpool.

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