Man Utd offered Phillipe Coutinho in shock swap transfer with Anthony Martial or Edinson Cavani heading to Barcelona

BARCELONA have reportedly offered Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United in the hope of signing Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani.

The Spaniards are undergoing a huge rebuild after their finances were decimated and club legend Lionel Messi was allowed to leave.

And their sights are on the Premier League, and in particular two attackers out of Old Trafford.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona chiefs flew to Manchester and asked United 'about several footballers', namely Martial and Cavani.

There were also discussions with Pep Guardiola's City for Ferran Torres, with Coutinho being offered as a makeweight in all discussions.

Martial has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford over the past year and has scored just eight times since the beginning of last season.

Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit, new boss Ralf Rangnick is not expected to feature Martial heavily in his plans.

Now the French star could be about to quit Old Trafford and head to Spain.


Uruguayan Cavani has only featured in five of Man Utd's Premier League games so far this season.

He could see Barcelona as a club offering much more game time given Sergio Aguero's health concerns and Xavi's apparent ill-feeling towards Luke de Jong as a realistic option to lead the line.

Elsewhere on Xavi's transfer wishlist, Chelsea pair Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are being eyed up as future Barcelona players.

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