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This Tuesday is the big game of the year, when Bayern can either make a near-final breakthrough or Borussia Dortmund can turn it around to fill the last six rounds with more excitement. But there will be some illustrious absentees, with Marco Reus and Philippe Coutinho leading the way.
Bayern Munich will not take up the option to buy the Brazilian player, but could he play for Barcelona before the 2019-20 season finishes?
After Bayern's announcement that they will not take up option to sign Coutinho, the possibilities of Chelsea or Newcastle getting the Barca man have increased. The Catalans are expecting both clubs to go for him.
Bayern Munich will not activate a 120-million-euro ($130 million) option to buy on-loan Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, the German champions' chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Der Spiegel magazine on Friday.
Barcelona will not give up any of the four players unless a large offer comes in. Even Coutinho, who has already been loaned out, could be poised for a return.
The Bayern Munich player on loan from Barcelona is still a way off being able to play again.
The former Barcelona player Rivaldo referred to the exchange between Arthur and Pjanic as an "interesting operation", although he recommended Barça to forget about the transfers and focus on the present. In addition, he offered a solution to Coutinho.
Back in 2012, Philippe Coutinho played for Espanyol on loan from Inter. In a league game vs Seville, the Brazilian player scored this great chip goal.
Ex-Barcelona manager, Frank de Boer, spoke about the current sporting situation at Barcelona. He still doesn't understand how Phillipe Coutinho didn't manage to adapt to the Spanish side, with how important he once was for Liverpool, a role that reminds him a lot of Messi at Barcelona
The Brazilian, who had surgery on his ankle a few days ago, could have more problems than expected to get back on track.
Brendan Rodgers recognised that Leicester can't consider signing Philippe Coutinho because of a mere financial problem.
The change in owners will increase the greatness of the English side and with more capability of signing good players. Barcelona seem the perfect team to get them from. Carles Alena and Philippe Coutinho are the latest two on the list after Vidal.
The English press inform of a twist in the tale of Philippe Coutinho's possible return to the Premier League. 'Mirror' notes that Liverpool have ruled him out, while 'The Sun' affirms that Chelsea now don't have him as a priority.