Barcelona planning to offload Philippe Coutinho in January

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The Brazilian faces an uncertain future at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona are planning to offload their star ace Philippe Coutinho, whose career hasn’t quite lifted off at the Nou Camp.

According to reports, Barca are intending to sell the Brazilian playmaker in the January transfer as they want to generate funds from his sale.

Although Barca are still aware that Coutinho can’t be sold any near for the world-record fee they paid him years ago, the Brazilian is still rated around £54m.

The 28-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Premier League in the summer when he returned to Barca after a season-long spell with the Catalans.

Thanks to Pandemic and the appointment of Ronald Koeman as new Barca manager which helped the Brazilian to rejuvenate his career with the Catalans.

However, despite an impressive start to this season where Coutinho was felt as relevant as he was never before, he has regressed of late, with teenager Pedri being above him in the pecking order.

Even the former Liverpool star himself admitted that he is keeping the door open for anything in future although his current objective is to succeed at Barca.

“Having the opportunity to play for a team like Liverpool will always be something for which I will be grateful.

“It’s impossible to say what might or might not happen in the future. Right now my only goal is be successful with Barcelona.”

Arsenal are touted to be one of the possible destinations for Coutinho as they were close to taking him on loan in the summer.

Furthermore, as suggested by chief Edu, the Gunners are looking for a creative player in the middle of the park to replace Mesut Ozil in the long term.

The Gunners have recently missed out on another target Dominik Szoboszlai, who has now signed for RB Leipzig.