Tottenham are preparing an offer for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, but have competition from a host of other top-six Premier League sides.
Coutinho, who helped Brazil win their 9th Copa America title earlier this summer, is free to leave the La Liga giants after failing to live up to expectations since making the move to the Nou Camp from Liverpool for £142 million back in 2018 and has been pushed further down the pecking order this summer after the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
And Spurs, who look set to lose playmaker Christian Eriksen before the window closes, are one of four English clubs – Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United the other three – interested in bringing Coutinho back to the Premier League, according to Talk Sport.
However, reliable French journalist, Julien Laurens, confirmed that the Gunners won’t be signing the 27-year-old, with a centre-back continuing to be the priority for Unai Emery, whilst a move to Liverpool’s bitter rivals United looking extremely unlikely.
Coutinho enjoyed a successful loan spell at Espanyol back in 2012 under Mauricio Pochettino, scoring five goals in 16 matches and if Spurs can get a deal over the line, it would ensure an unexpected reunion between the two South American’s.