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Leicester City eyeing for Coutinho move ahead of next season

Philippe Coutinho may be returning to the Premier League as Leicester City join in the race to sign him

Leicester City have reportedly joined the race to sign Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona. The 28-year-old midfielder is facing a lack of playing time under Ronald Koeman and a return to the Premier League looks imminent.

Earlier, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool were also linked with his return to England. Currently, the player is out with a serious knee injury. Additionally, he had featured in just 14 matches in the La Liga this season.

Although he has two more years left at his contract, the Blaugranas are looking to sell him so as to get themselves out from the huge debt.

Coutinho is unhappy at his current club, FC Barcelona

A reunion with Leicester boss Rodgers could be a possibility for Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho joined Barca in the 2017-18 season and had been impressive in his first season. However, during the 2019-20 season, he was loaned to Bayern Munich, who eventually became the treble winners that season.

But, in the current season, he had a serious knee injury. Although he is recovering now, speculations over his future are still ongoing. He had scored 24 goals and assisted fourteen times in 90 appearances so far for the Cules.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Coutinho could be having a possible reunion woth his former head coach at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers. They are considering an asking price of about £20 million for the Brazilian midfield maestro.

The current FA Cup winners have been superb in England but missed qualification for the Champions League next season following a 4-2 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur. However, it would be a superb midfield pair of Youri Tielemans and Coutinho, which could help them achieve greater heights.

Liverpool are also keen on a reunion with the star midfielder, who was once the skipper at the Merseyside club.

The Gunners are also plotting a move for the midfielder whereas Everton are the new entrants in the pursuit to sign him. He has also caught attention from French giants Olympique Marseille.

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