• Coutinho currently is on loan to Bayern Munich
  • Barcelona signed Coutinho during January window in 2018
  • Coutinho now is looking to return to Premier League

Premier League leaders Liverpool FC reportedly have told Philippe Coutinho that they are not interested in re-signing him ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

Earlier it was reported that Coutinho had been in touch with Liverpool over a possible summer return. There were no doubts in regards to the same, keeping in mind his successful first stint at Anfield. Coutinho, who moved from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018, was twice named The Reds’ Player of the Year and had scored over 50 goals during his spell in England. He is currently on loan to Bayern Munich. While the German champions can sign the Brazilian midfielder permanently, they have shown no such intension, mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic. The player has scored nine goals and provided eight assists in as many as 32 appearances for the club in the 2019-20 season.

Barcelona had signed Coutinho from Liverpool for a huge transfer fee of $124 million and it is believed that the Catalans have not yet paid the full amount to the Merseyside club. Coutinho, however, has not produced the same levels he did at Anfield and clearly, he has not fit in the Barca side as it was expected initially.

Now that Barcelona have made it clear that they want to part ways with the player, Coutinho is looking for a Premier League return. Considering his performance for the Anfield side between 2013 and 2018, a move back to England seems like an ideal move for Coutinho and which is why his agent, Kia Joorabchian, has been getting in touch with English clubs.

A few Premier League clubs have shown interest in the midfielder and the list included Liverpool until some time back. After Liverpool’s doors have been closed for Coutinho, his possible future club looks to be either Chelsea, Everton, Leicester or Newcastle, who is the newest member of the race to sign the 27-year-old, as reported by Mirror.

Brendan Rodgers, who signed Coutinho at Liverpool, is expected to rope in the Brazilain once again, this time as Leicester boss. Carlo Ancelotti has been a long-term admirer of the midfielder, which has led to his Everton links.

Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a summer move to Barcelona. Pictured, Griezmann of Atletico de Madrid controls the ball under pressure from Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, March 4, 2018. Alex Caparros/Getty Images

If Coutinho fails to find a buyer at the summer transfer window, Barcelona have decided to send him off once again on loan to some other club.