Philippe Coutinho
VALENCIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Philippe Coutinho, Malcom and Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona arrive for the La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on October 7, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

English Premier League side Manchester United will have to pay ‘at least €100m (£88.48m)’ to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.

The Brazillian has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past few weeks and it is most likely he will fancy a move since he has enjoyed less playing time under Ernesto Valverde at Camp Nou.

However, journalist Daniel Amoyal – writing for ESPN via Sportsmole – played down the possibility of a move this January.

Amoyal wrote: “After falling behind Ousmane Dembele in coach Ernesto Valverde’s pecking order, Coutinho is reportedly unhappy with the reduced playing time.

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“This situation seems to be of great interest to Manchester United, who reportedly already sent out feelers to assess the feasibility of a deal and to make their interest manifest to the player’s agents.

“However, a deal looks rather unlikely in January, since the Blaugrana would want more than €100 million to even consider the departure of the crown jewel of their transfer campaign last winter.”

Coutinho moved to Barcelona in January 2018 from Liverpool.