Barcelona attacker wants to play under Antonio Conte

Coutinho keen on Spurs move
Football Transfer Centre

Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho is reportedly keen on working under Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Brazilian is currently out-of-favour at the Blaugrana, and he has been touted to leave the club in January.

Arsenal and Newcastle United have been linked with him, but Sport claims that he fancies to a move to Spurs.

The former Liverpool man is ‘seduced’ by the idea of playing under Conte, who recently became Spurs’ manager.

Barcelona are expected to sign Ferran Torres from Manchester City for around €55m. A deal could be announced soon.

His arrival should pave the way for several departures as the Blaugrana can’t register him without recouping funds.

La Liga have placed spending restrictions on them. The club need to reduce their wage bill by a staggering €300m.

Until they don’t manage to do so, the club won’t have the luxury to spend freely on players in the transfer market.

Coutinho is one of those, who has been touted to leave, but he is reluctant to accept a pay cut on his €350,000-a-week wages.

A loan departure seems the likely solution next month with the Blaugrana agreeing to pay part of the weekly salary.


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