At a time when Barcelona desperately needs to cut their salaries in order to be able to accept Lionel Messi, it is clear that they are determined to part with Coutinho.
The Brazilian midfielder Coutinho is closing in recovery on a knee injury, which puts him at the top of the Premier League.
According to Spanish media reports, HotSpurs are planning to make an official move to Coutinho if Manchester City meets their £ 150m offer for Harry Kane.
There are all indications that the proverb concerning the England international captain, who will return to the club after Euro 2020, will drag on towards the end of the transfer window.
However, Barcelona will listen to every offer – permanently or temporarily – to Coutinho until they find a club ready to negotiate a deal.