Barcelona midfielder Coutinho step away from Spurs move

Barcelona midfielder Coutinho step away from Spurs move

Barcelona midfielder Coutinho step away from Spurs move

Should the deal go through, the 27-year-old would be on a similar salary to Spurs captain Harry Kane, who is said to make £200,000 ($243k) per week.

The window shuts for Premier League outfits this evening with clubs from England's top-flight scrambling to get last-minute deals done.

According to Sky Sports, Coutinho has no desire to join Tottenham this summer.

Now there seems to be yet another twist to the transfer saga with ESPN claiming that the Gunners were never interested in signing Philippe Coutinho but now Spurs are seemingly keen to bring him on board for the upcoming season.

Arsenal are prioritising a deal for a central defender despite Philippe Coutinho's representatives contacting the club to see whether they would be interested in signing the Brazilian on loan for the upcoming season.

However, it emerged that Eriksen's negotiations with the Old Trafford side had ended on Tuesday morning.

Furthermore, Barcelona are also demanding that Neymar drops his court case that he is seeking about €30m (£28m/$34m) from Barca, an amount he claims he was being owed for penning a contract extension ahead of his switch to the French topflight.

Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin will return from injury this season to boost Unai Emery's options but with Laurent Koscielny heading to Bordeaux and the likes of Shkodran Mustafi still around, Arsenal are looking at the likes of Sokratis and Callum Chambers to step up in defense this season.

Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla reports Juve centre-back Daniele Rugani has agreed terms with the Gunners, who may initially take him on a two-year loan before paying £36.9m (€40m).

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also unwilling to sanction a return for Coutinho, despite the boost the Brazil worldwide would offer as the Merseyside outfit look to end a 30-year wait for a league title.

- Staying at the Emirates Stadium, Mesut Ozil could finally be set for the exit.

But with Zinedine Zidane's budget already blown, Eriksen is reportedly closing in on a move to United.

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