Arsenal leading three-way Premier League battle for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho

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According to Spanish publication Sport, Arsenal have been joined by the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City in their pursuit of Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho.

The Gunners have already had an offer knocked back for the former Liverpool midfielder and could make an effort to secure his signature in the coming weeks. Coutinho’s Barcelona dream has not gone as planned, as he was cast aside by then-manager Ernesto Valverde.

The Brazilian international is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and is set to return to Barcelona next month. Arsenal are interested in bringing him back the Premier League and are expected to make another offer shortly.

While Tottenham are also interested, Leicester have been mentioned as a wildcard destination for the Barcelona man, who could be tempted by a reunion with former manager Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium.

The report also suggests that Coutinho is eyeing a potential return to Liverpool. However, the Reds are unlikely to make a move for him and are expected to have a quiet summer to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barcelona are keen to cut their losses and offload the Brazilian, who has not satisfied expectations since his record-breaking move to the Camp Nou in January 2018.

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