Tottenham are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho if he sells Harry Kane this summer, according to reports.
Coutinho has not played for Barcelona since December and has not gone to the Copa America with Brazil due to injury, meaning he had to undergo left knee surgery in April.
Ronald Koeman appeared to have Coutinho firmly in his plans ahead of his injury, but now Barca would be happy to sell the Brazilian.
And Mundo Deportivo reports that Tottenham have the ex-Liverpool man on their radar, if they end up selling Kane to Manchester City.
Kane did not show up at Tottenham’s training ground this week as he looks to move away from Spurs.
Coutinho, whose La Liga contract expires in 2023, could be set for a permanent transfer or loan to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this summer.
He spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Bayern Munich, where he scored eight goals and provided six assists in 23 games, helping them win the Champions League.
His agent, Kia Joorabchian, is said to be keen to bring Coutinho back to the Premier League, where he impressed for Liverpool over a five-year span.
He scored 41 goals in 152 games for the Reds during his time at the club.
The attacking midfielder joined Barcelona from Liverpool for £ 142million in 2018.
And Barcelona attach great importance to Coutinho, Barca’s director of football Mateu Alemany, not wanting to let him go on the cheap.
If the right offer comes up, however, Barca would be happy to sell, and Tottenham are one of the clubs that could take a step for the 29-year-old this summer.
He would potentially be the second big name to sign Spurs from La Liga in two seasons, having secured the services of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid on a one-season loan last year.
The former Spurs man got off to a slow start last season but ended up scoring 11 goals in 20 Premier League games but won’t return to north London next season.
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