Tottenham wants Philippe Coutinho. Barça is not counting on Coutinho, which is why Mourinho could potentially force a player swap to cheapen the transfer.
Philippe Coutinho has no place in Barcelona. Neither his performance was the expected one nor the economic situation would allow him to get second or third opportunities. But the Brazilian still has a lot of fans, especially in the Premier League.
His performance in Liverpool has not been forgotten. That’s why big English clubs are paying attention to his situation, although it seems that now Tottenham is the most interested in getting his services, according to ‘Sport’ quoting British media.
Mourinho is trying to get a replacement for Eriksen ever since he left, and he would be prepared to let other players go in order to bring Coutinho in.
Tanguy Ndombélé and Toby Alderweireld could well be the ones sacrificed to make room for a Brazilian player who has also failed to shine at Bayern.
The Belgian centre-back has played 33 games, all as a starter, and is less than 40 minutes away from reaching the 3,000 marks. Ndombélé, meanwhile, has made 25 appearances, although two injuries have taken him out of the game for almost two months and prevented him from improving his record.