coutinho rules out premier league return

19:00    07 Apr 2019

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) and FC Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho (R)
Philippe Coutinho has denied any rumours linking him with a return to the English Premier League at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old left Liverpool in January 2018 following prolonged transfer negotiations, but despite having failed to nail down a starting berth in his time at the Camp Nou, Coutinho insists has no plans of returning to England.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "My head is exclusively in Barcelona. Returning to England now does not fit into my plans.

"This is my second season here. I have won titles but I am always an ambitious and demanding player. So, I want more and more.

"But I'm happy. I wanted to play in Spain and I'm at the best club in Spain."

Report have linked the Brazilian with a move to Liverpool's fierce rivals, Manchester United.

In total, Countho has started 19 of Barcelona's 31 LaLiga matches this season. The midfielder has scored 10 goals and assisted a further five in 44 games across all competitions.

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