Coutinho 'Still has Future at Barcelona' Insists Director

Barcelona could sell Philippe Coutinho in order to bring Neymar back

Barcelona plan to sell Philippe Coutinho this summer

Barcelona director Guillermo Amor has publicly claimed that Philippe Coutinho is one of the important players in the squad, and there is no chance of luring him away from Nou Camp right now.

The Brazil worldwide is just a year into his career at Camp Nou.

UNITED have been linked with a stunning £100m swoop for Philippe Coutinho - but Barcelona director Guillermo Amor has rubbished talk of him leaving.

He only played 7 minutes of Sunday's victory over Getafe, but Amor says there are no plans to move him on in the January transfer window.

Coutinho has not started a match for Barcelona since the start of December.

"He's a player that thinks more about the team than himself and there are no doubts about him being one of the best players in the world".

Barcelona could sell Philippe Coutinho in order to bring Neymar back
Manchester United make contact with Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho: report

The report claims that United are more likely than PSG, Chelsea or Manchester City to sign the 26-year-old, attributed to the fact they have made "early contact" with Barcelona chiefs over a shock move, while no information is given on their stance on the matter. He always played well for Barça.

Of Coutinho's 22 appearances this season, 15 have come from the start.

Last season, the Brazilian worldwide featured in 19 games in all competitions for the Merseysiders and directly contributed in 20 goals (12 goals and 8 assists).

Ernesto Valverde has often preferred Ousmane Dembele out wide, while Arthur and Arturo Vidal are ahead of Coutinho in the central midfield pecking order.

Barca are seeking to successfully defend their Liga title this term, while they also have Copa del Rey and Champions League last 16 outings approaching in the coming weeks.

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