Philippe Coutinho not the answer for Barcelona to replace Neymar

Philippe Coutinho not the answer for Barcelona to replace Neymar

Barcelona are on the hunt for a new star to add to their front three with Neymar on his way to Paris St-Germain.


 

The Brazil international is set to become the world's most expensive footballer with the Ligue 1 club meeting his £198m release clause.

It leaves Barcelona in a precarious position to replace one of their leading stars.

And Liverpool's Coutinho has long been touted as Barcelona's main target this summer.

The Catalan club have reportedly had two bids rejected by Liverpool while Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly said Coutinho is not for sale.

But with the cash from Neymar's move to PSG expected to be reinvested in the squad, Barcelona have eyed moves for both Coutinho and were last night linked with a swoop for Kylian Mbappe.

Real Madrid were thought to be leading the race to sign the France international but L'Equipe claim Barcelona have held talks with Mbappe's representatives.

And former Venezuela international Moreno believes Barcelona will not find all the answers if they were to only go after Coutinho this summer.

 

Report by Miyen Akiri

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