PSG star Neymar pushing club to sign under-fire Barcelona ace Philippe Coutinho in summer transfer

Neymar has urged Paris Saint-Germain to sign unsettled Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.

Coutinho, 26, has struggled to adapt to life in Catalonia since his £142million switch from Liverpool and reports claim Barca could be willing to part ways with their playmaker for the right price.

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Coutinho has struggled since signing for Barcelona in January 2018
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French outlet Paris United report former Barcelona ace Neymar is desperate for the club to make a bid for his Brazil team-mate, and PSG may be willing to appease their record signing with a big-money swoop.

However, the LaLiga and Ligue 1 clubs have had troubled relations ever since PSG incurred the wrath of the Camp Nou hierarchy when agreeing their deal for Neymar back in 2017.

Furthermore, Parisian deal-makers will have to fend off interest in the Brazilian from elsewhere, with Chelsea also understood to be keen on striking a deal with Barcelona to bring Coutinho to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues hierarchy see Coutinho as the perfect replacement for Eden Hazard, who looks set to move to Real Madrid in a £87m deal. However, the west London club are waiting to see if their two-window transfer ban is frozen or delayed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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Manchester United have also been linked with bringing the former Anfield star back to English football, but it is unknown whether Coutinho would join a club not playing in the Champions League.

Coutinho scored just five goals in 34 LaLiga matches this season and added two assists in the process.

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