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The club are now looking to lower the £33m price tag on Arsenal’s ‘unplayable’ target Aston Villa

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Barcelona will listen to offers to sell reported Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho, which is worth less than the agreed purchase option included in the Brazilian’s loan deal with Aston Villa.

This is acc Mundo Deportivo, who claims it’s ‘logical’ for the Camp Nou team to accept discounts to ensure his exit. Barcelona are working to strengthen Xavi Hernandez’s squad this summer but also have to manage the many players on loan.

Coutinho has had a spirited start to his temporary Premier League return four years after joining Barcelona £105 million. But the Blaugrana no longer expect to receive it £33 million Option Steven Gerrard’s side agreed their half-season deal in the last winter window.

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Instead, the Catalan giants will negotiate the fee required to sell the 29-year-old this summer. Coutinho has not only lost his form in recent weeks but is entering the final 12 months of his year £425,000 per week contract this June. Further weakening of the Blaugrana’s stance.

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His salary would also be a major hurdle for a permanent off-season move. but Mundo Deportivo Coutinho recently reported he is likely to accept a pay cut to leave Barcelona – as he has to secure loan transfers with Aston Villa and Bayern Munich.

The Spanish outlet also pointed out that Arsenal are considering competing with Aston Villa for Coutinho’s permanent transfer from Barcelona this summer. but 90 mins claim the Villans are already in talks with the Camp Nou hierarchy and are optimistic of winning every fight too.

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But Barcelona lowering their asking price could see more teams join Arsenal by competing with Aston Villa for Coutinho’s permanent transfer. He has offered four goals and three assists in 12 Premier League games so far under Gerrard, who has started him in 11 games.

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His achievements include goals against Manchester United, Southampton and in two games against Leeds. The 68-cap Brazil ace also assisted twice in their first meeting with Leeds while stunning Alan Shearer with his dynamic display to help beat the Saints 4-0 on March 5.

“The Brazilian continues to thrive under Steven Gerrard, scoring another goal and an assist,” Shearer wrote in his Premier League column. “Just unplayable.”

But Coutinho has not scored or created in Aston Villa’s last four games since the net at Elland Road. The Villans have also lost every meeting, including a 1-0 home loss to Arsenal. He also struggled to offer much at all to Gerrard’s side against the Gunners.

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