Marseille reportedly plot a swoop for Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho now that the Catalan giants have slashed their asking price to £20m.
Marseille are reportedly preparing to take advantage of Barcelona's financial situation by swooping for Brazilian attacker Philippe Coutinho.
The former Liverpool man - along with Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele - is a candidate for a permanent move away as Barca desperately seek to trim their wage bill before the new season.
Coutinho has failed to live up to expectations since arriving at Camp Nou for a nine-figure sum in 2018, and he has been frequently linked with a Premier League return amid reported interest from Arsenal, Everton and Leicester City.
The Blaugrana are now supposedly prepared to accept a fee of £20m for his services, and L'Equipe reports that Marseille are plotting an ambitious swoop for the 29-year-old.
However, the report adds that Les Olympiens could still struggle to pull together the right financial package, and Coutinho has also been linked with a return to Serie A with AC Milan.
The South American scored two goals and assisted two more in 12 La Liga appearances during the first half of the 2020-21 season, but a serious knee injury means that he is yet to play a competitive fixture since the turn of the year.
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