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Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move away from BarcelonaTottenham have ended their interest in Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.Spurs had been considering a loan move for the 27-year-old Brazilian, who joined B...

Philippe Coutinho: Spurs end interest in Barca midfielder

Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona

Tottenham have ended their interest in Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Spurs had been considering a loan move for the 27-year-old Brazilian, who joined Barca from Liverpool in a deal worth £142m in January 2018.

Coutinho worked with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino during a loan spell with Espanyol in 2012.

He has scored 21 goals in 76 appearances for Barcelona but has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Nou Camp this summer.

Arsenal, Paris St-Germain and former employers Liverpool were among the clubs linked with a move for the playmaker.

Spurs could be set to lose midfielder Christian Eriksen as the 27-year-old Denmark international is understood to want a fresh challenge after six years at White Hart Lane.

Eriksen was linked with a move to Manchester United but the Old Trafford club have ended their pursuit of him.

The Premier League transfer window closes at 17:00 BST on Thursday.


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