According to his representative Kia Joorabchian, Philippe Coutinho is trying to return to the Premier League.
“He has a desire to come back to the Premier League at some stage,” Joorabchian told Sky Sports.
But Joorabchian insisted on Barca’s talks placing a £70million price tag on Coutinho, or calling for a £9 m loan fee, were far from reality:
“I have never seen such figures, never discussed numbers, never discussed all of those facts.”
Joorabchian, who also represents Coutinho’s fellow men David Luiz and Willian, has now stated that the 27-year-old has set his aim on a return to England:
“It may not happen this year, it may happen this year because we don’t know. We just haven’t thought about it right now.”