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Kia warns Arsenal, Spurs to be patient over Coutinho plans

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho doesn't expect any quick decision over his next move.

Coutinho is currently on-loan with Bayern Munich and emerging as a top target for Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester City.

Agent Kia Joorabchian told talkSPORT: “As the Champions League will be held until August 23, I think it will be difficult for players like Coutinho to commit to a transfer until then.

"He has the Champions League right now and they have to qualify for the next round (against Chelsea), and then he could play against Barcelona, believe it or not.

"After the Champions League, it's no secret that he wants to return to the Premier League if he can. He loves playing in the Premier League and he is adored in the Premier League. It's one of his priorities ... but he's not against staying at Barcelona either, so he's very open.

"There is a lot of real interest in Philippe because he is a great player who has had great success. There is always interest."

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