Premier League Club Plotting to Sign 3rd Most Expensive Player in the World for Just £35M From Barcelona
- Everton might be plotting to sign Barcelona star, Philippe Coutinho, this summer
- The Toffees according to reports are already shopping for a new place for the Brazilian
- Barca will not stop the forward from leaving as they hope to reduce their wage bill
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Philippe Coutinho has reportedly emerged as a top transfer target for Premier League outfit Everton this summer.
The Brazil international's career has been seriously hindered by a series of injuries since he moved to the Nou Camp in 2018.
Sources claim the former Liverpool star has started shopping for a house as part of his process to leave the Catalans for a new home at the end of this season.
Meanwhile, Daily Mail quoting Sportsmail claims a close pal to the player currently believes the move may not happen but added that anything can happen before the summer transfer window opens.
Despite having a deal with the Catalans until 2023, there are indications that Barca will try to offload him in a bid to balance their books while they reinvest funds raised into the squad.
According to the Sun, The Toffees have already begun looking into possible living arrangements for the star, having sold his property in the area after leaving Liverpool for Barcelona in 2018.
The 28-year-old is the third most expensive player signing a deal worth £145m with the Catalans after Kylian Mbappe and Neymar but his move to Spain can be described as miserable.
Reports from Camp Nou claim the club is willing to cut down on their asking price for the player with reports suggesting Everton could secure his signature £35 million.
Coutinho has been out of action since December when he picked up a terrible knee injury and he is looking unlikely to return before the end of this season. He was taken to his home country to undergo his second surgery in March.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho will not be available for selection for the rest of the ongoing campaign.
The 28-year-old Brazilian was said to have undergone another surgery in a bid to correct the 'meniscal cyst' in his left knee.
Coutinho has been out of action since last December after suffering a knee injury during Catalans' 1-1 draw against Eibar.