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European giants ‘meet Coutinho’s agent in London’ as they discuss summer swoop

Reports in France claim the Parisians' sporting director met to discuss the Liverpool ace as well as Joao Mario and Wendel

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN met Philippe Coutinho’s agent in London last Monday to discuss a summer move, according to reports in France.

The moneybags outfit have made the Brazilian their No1 priority as they continue to outspend their European rivals.

Philippe Coutinho failed to land a dream move to Barcelona over the summer

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Philippe Coutinho failed to land a dream move to Barcelona over the summer

Kia Joorabchian represents at least three of PSG’s targets

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Kia Joorabchian represents at least three of PSG’s targets

And Telefoot claim Kia Joorabchian met sporting director Antero Henrique to discuss Coutinho, as well as two other clients.

The report names Inter Milan’s Portuguese playmaker Joao Mario and Brazil playmaker Wendel as the additional targets.

PSG spent a world-record £198million on the Neymar last summer but have no plans to slow down with their ambitious spending.

Ironically, it was Barcelona who tried desperately to land Coutinho as the superstar’s replacement, and they continue to pursue him even now.

PSG apparently met Joorabchian in London last Monday

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PSG apparently met Joorabchian in London last Monday

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Liverpool refused to sell despite the star even handing in a transfer request.


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Yet PSG are apparently confident they can twist Jurgen Klopp’s arm and convince him to part ways with Coutinho at the end of the season.

However, their owners will surely have to sell if they want to fund another lavish bid while also remaining within the limits of Financial Fair Play.

PSG offloaded a number of first-teamers such as Serge Aurier and Blaise Matuidi in order to bring Neymar to the Parc des Princes.

Joao Mario is also on PSG’s radar as they aim to strengthen their midfield

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Joao Mario is also on PSG’s radar as they aim to strengthen their midfield

Rising Brazil star Wendel, left, could be heading to Europe

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Rising Brazil star Wendel, left, could be heading to Europe

And the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa, Javier Pastore and Angel Di Maria could be the next aces heading for the exit.

There is also the small matter of bankrolling Kylian Mbappe’s switch when he makes his loan from Monaco permanent next summer, with Julian Draxler another tipped to leave as early as January.