A new report has come out suggesting that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to pay €270 million (R4.2 billion) for a Brazil star, who featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.More news: China: Liu Xia free and on her way to Germany
With the La Liga Champions still reeling from losing Neymar after PSG triggered his €220m release clause, it is thought that they would be reluctant to do business with them again, and could force them to shell out Coutinho's release clause which stands at a whopping €400m. Coutinho has made an impressive start to life with the Catalan giants, and as a result of his good form, has emerged as a shock candidate for Ligue 1 moneybags Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe impressed in his first season at the club with 21 goals and 16 assists in 46 appearances and has made an impact for France at the World Cup this summer.More news: Nadal back in Wimbledon quarters after 7 years
Boosting the club's coffers would be the most obvious reason for Barcelona to sell their new star man.
The report claims PSG have yet to contact Barcelona directly, instead making the offer to Coutinho's agent.
PSG remain at the centre of an investigation by UEFA after they spent nearly £400m on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last summer.More news: Arsenal complete move for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira
The reports come amid growing speculation that Ronaldo is set to leave Real for Juventus over the next few days and Los Blancos could choose to replace their all-time goalscorer with another superstar.
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