Juventus 'pull out of race to sign Philippe Coutinho'

Juventus 'pull out of race for Coutinho'
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Italian champions Juventus reportedly decide against making a £155m bid for Liverpool midfielder and rumoured Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho.

Juventus have reportedly decided against making a bid for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho during the January transfer window.

The Italian champions were rumoured to be considering a £155m approach for the Brazilian playmaker, who was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer.

Barca are still understood to hold an interest in Coutinho, while free-spending Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked to the player, but Calciomercato reports that Juventus will not be joining the race for his signature.

The 25-year-old made no secret of his desire to join Barcelona last summer, but Liverpool rejected three bids from the Catalan outfit.

The Brazil international has gone on to register four goals and three assists in nine outings for the Reds so far this season.

Juventus have also been credited with an interest in Coutinho's Liverpool teammate Emre Can, whose contract at Anfield runs out at the end of the current campaign.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
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