English Premiership

Arsenal not interested in Coutinho - Emery

2019-08-05 15:39
Philippe Coutinho (Supplied)
Philippe Coutinho (Supplied)

Cape Town - Arsenal boss Unai Emery has dismissed reports suggesting the London outfit are looking to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The former Liverpool man has been linked with a loan move to the Gunners, with his future at the Camp Nou far from assured.

Coutinho quit the Reds in January 2018 to join Barcelona in a deal worth up to £142million, but the Brazil playmaker has struggled to make an impact at the Nou Camp and has also been linked with a move to PSG and a return to Anfield.

His agent Kia Joorabchian recently responded to the Liverpool rumours on talkSPORT, stating: "I don't know about those stories.

"Bartomeu was very clear with me, saying he doesn't want the player to leave and he has a future there."

According to Arsenal boss Emery though, Coutinho was never on their radar.

"We've never talked about Coutinho," Emery told Cadena SER after the 2-1 friendly defeat to Barcelona. "He's a splendid player, but we haven't talked about Coutinho at any time."

Emery has added Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on a season-long loan, though, and he climbed off the bench against Barca on Sunday.

"Dani comes to contribute his qualities," added Emery. "What I like most is the desire he is putting in and the hunger with which he comes.

"We will try to help him take a step forward as soccer player."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Monday, 19 August 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United, Molineux Stadium 21:00
Friday, 23 August 2019
Aston Villa v Everton, Villa Park 21:00
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Norwich City v Chelsea, Carrow Road 13:30
Sheffield United v Leicester City, Bramall Lane 16:00
Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Old Trafford 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton, The American Express Community Stadium 16:00
Watford v West Ham United, Vicarage Road 16:00
Liverpool v Arsenal, Anfield 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.