Philippe Coutinho has rejected a loan move to Tottenham, making a return to the Premier League unlikely before Thursday’s transfer window shuts.
Both Barcelona and the player would prefer a permanent deal but it is unlikely any Premier League team will match the £80m price tag.
Unsurprisingly, there were tons of rumours linking him with a move to some of the Premier League’s top clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stated earlier this summer the Reds will not be re-signing Coutinho, whilst Arsenal’s limited transfer budget and the signing of Nicolas Pepe will always make it a struggle for them.
Coutinho actually worked under Spurs boss Pochettino while at LaLiga club Espanyol in 2012, having joined on loan from Inter Milan.