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Philippe Coutinho to stay at Barcelona next season, insists president Josep Maria Bartomeu... who reveals they will not ...


The Catalan giants' plan for him to replace Andres Iniesta has failed and Coutinho is said to have a number of admirers after his impressive time in the Premier League , with Manchester United among the clubs interested in him.


Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted Philippe Coutinho will stay at Nou Camp


But Bartomeu has given his backing to the 26-year-old ahead of Barcelona's second leg against Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night.


Barcelona fans ferociously taunted Griezmann during their victory over Atletico Madrid earlier this month after he rejected the chance to join the Catalan giants last summer.


The French forward was strongly linked with a move to Barca but eventually announced he was committing himself to Atletico in a documentary entitled 'The Decision', signing a new deal until 2023.


Recent reports in Spain suggest Griezmann feels he made a mistake in committing his future to Atletico after they exited the Champions League at the last-16 stage and are once again struggling to keep pace with Barca in the title race.






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