Liverpool could lose out on £35m worth of Philippe Coutinho performance bonuses amid Barcelona financial crisis – The Sun

LIVERPOOL could lose out on £35million of Philippe Coutinho performance related cash, according to reports.

The Brazilian left Anfield for Barcelona in January 2018 but his lack of impact at the Nou Camp could see the Reds miss out on a huge part of the fee.

The original deal was believed to be worth £142m with £35m of that sum included as performance related add-ons.

And given Coutinho's lack of game time in Catalonia, the Merseysiders look set to miss out on the cash, according to the Mail.

Barca's financial situation in the face of the coronavirus outbreak is said to be terrible with players having taken 70 PER CENT pay cuts at the end of March which could be another cause for concern at Anfield.

Coutinho is on loan at Bayern Munich for the season, but the German giants have decided not to sign him permanently.

The 27-year-old has had an average spell in Germany, and Nou Camp chiefs have all-but given up on him making it in Spain.

The former Liverpool hero is now being touted around Europe, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United among those interested.

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SunSport understands the ex-Inter Milan ace is available on another season-long loan, or on a permanent deal for around £75m.

Interested clubs, including Manchester City, would also only have to pay around half of his £290,000-a-week wages.

Quique Setien’s team want him off their books completely, but might struggle for a buyer given the uncertainty around the transfer market.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen fees slashed, and club’s targets change with all of Europe’s top five leagues on hold.

However, United are looking to land another creative midfielder this summer, with Jack Grealish and James Maddison on the agenda.

Paul Pogba is expected to leave in the next transfer window, meaning the Red Devils will have to find a replacement.

Coutinho showed his best form in the Premier League, and became a global superstar at Liverpool.

It is understood Jurgen Klopp’s side were asked last year by Barcelona whether they would be interested in buying Coutinho back.

However, the LaLiga giants were told they would not be keen at the time, even for a fraction of his original price.

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