Man Utd Eyeing A Shock Move For One Of World’s Most Expensive Players

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward before the match.

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Manchester United are set to have a bumper transfer window next summer.

The Glazers have agreed to make some top level management changes, as they prepare to bring in a director of football to oversee transfers. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to have a permanent role at Old Trafford, but the club prefers to make an outside appointment.

Ed Woodward is ready to support the incoming manager, and has agreed to free up some cash once the summer transfer window opens in June.

A host of big names have been linked with the Red Devils over the past couple of weeks., and it seems like the club will be looking to sort out the creativity issues in the final third of the field.

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According to Mundo Deportivo, Manchester United have contacted Philippe Coutinho’s representative, and are looking into the possibility of bringing him back to the Premier League.

The Brazilian international made the £142 million move to Barcelona last January. He has made only nine starts in the La Liga this season, and is facing direct competition from Ousmane Dembele for a spot in the starting XI.

Coutinho is said to be unhappy with the lack of playing time at Camp Nou, but the report also suggests that the 26-year-old is unlikely to move away from Spain, as his family has already settled in the country.

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The playmaker failed to inspire a comeback for the Blaugrana in the Copa Del Rey this week, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Levante. After the match, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde commented on Coutinho’s poor form, and urged him to work harder.

Further, the Spanish tactician also subtly pointed at the rumours created due to the former Liverpool man’s absence from the starting lineup.

‘When [Ousmane] Dembele wasn’t playing, everyone was asking about him,’ said Valverde. ‘Now Coutinho isn’t playing and it’s the other way around. When a player isn’t playing or isn’t happy, he has to fight to revert the situation.’