Man Utd turned down chance to sign creative South American playmaker

Barcelona have reportedly offered six Premier League teams the chance to secure services of Philippe Coutinho in the summer.

The Catalan giants are desperate to offload the Brazilian midfielder, who has spent the 2019-20 season on loan at German champions, Bayern Munich, to raise funds after losing more than £180m due to the coronavirus pandemic.

German champions have turned down the chance to make his loan move permanent, while the midfielder himself is believed to favour making a return to the English top-tier.

Spanish outlet Sport reports that Premier League pair Manchester United and Chelsea have both offered the chance to secure the services of Philippe Coutinho.

However, Man Utd and Chelsea have already told Barcelona that they have no interest in the ex-Liverpool playmaker, while Leicester and Arsenal are unlikely to be able to afford him after missing out the spot in the next seasons Champions League.

Coutinho’s wages are believed to be a major stumbling block in any talks, making even another loan deal complicated to agree.

The 28-year-old has managed to found back of the net nine times and created eight more in 34 games for Bayern this term and will remain with the German giants until the end of their Champions League season.