Tuttosport: Barcelona’s €165m man could join Milan on loan but a key obstacle exists

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could potentially sign Philippe Coutinho on loan but there is an obstacle to a potential deal, according to a report.

There is one topic dominating the media headlines surrounding Milan at the moment and that is who will replace Hakan Calhanoglu, with the playmaker having recently joined Inter on a free transfer after deciding to leave Milan.

Today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) offers their take on the reports coming  from Spain regarding a possible discussion between Milan and Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona. The Brazilian has a contract with the Blaugrana until 2023, so a loan to the Rossoneri is possible.

However, it will not be straightforward if Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara were to decide to press on the accelerator. The biggest obstacle at the moment is the salary of the former Inter and Liverpool man, which is €12m net per season. That would make him Milan’s highest paid player by some distance.

Coutinho joined Barcelona for £142m (€165m) from Liverpool as per the Echo, and he amassed 3 goals and 2 assists in 14 games for the Catalan side last season.

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  1. This is a pipe dream. If they wanted to pay someone obscene amount of money, they would have given Gigio what Raiola demanded.

    Management will never pay anyone this much. At least not until club starts earning way, way more money. Also there is retarded financial fair play bull crap.

  2. I dont even support the idea of €12m net for a loan player. We had better given it to Gigio to stay. There are better players out there we can get with that money.

  3. Spending all that money on that player is madness. He WAS very good, even when he was a youngster at Inter, but when he changed clubs from Liverpool to Barca, he was only a shadow of himself.

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