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Barcelona coach Koeman ready to hand Coutinho new chance

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is ready to hand Philippe Coutinho a new chance this season.

Marca says Koeman wants to keep the Brazilian, who helped Bayern Munich smash his parent club 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-finals before going on to lift the trophy with the German side.

The Catalan giants will only consider selling Coutinho if a club offers a substantial fee to take him permanently.

But Koeman plans to utilise the former Liverpool man as a central midfielder next season, rather than playing him as winger like Ernesto Valverde had previously done.

Coutinho's future had looked bleak at Barca as he struggled to impress since leaving Liverpool in 2018 for £145m.

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