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REVEALED: Aston Villa can sign Barcelona midfielder Coutinho on the cheap

Aston Villa can sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on the cheap.

Coutinho is already amongst the goals during his loan with Villa, where the deal does not carry a formal permanent option.

Sport says the outline of a deal worth €40m was raised during negotiations.

However, with Coutinho's Barca contract now inside it's final 18 months, there's an understanding between the two clubs that a fee in the region of €25m will be more realistic.

Since his Villa debut, the midfielder has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in the space of three games.


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