So naturally, the deal was dubbed as a failure and Coutinho was all set to stay at Barcelona for one more season.
"I think if the money was right that would be organised and he would play for Manchester United, if they wanted him".
Coutinho's camp insisted earlier in the transfer window that he would not join United due to their rivalry with his former side Liverpool.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also unwilling to sanction a return for Coutinho, despite the boost the Brazil global would offer as the Merseyside outfit look to end a 30-year wait for a league title.
"The attacking midfielder from Barcelona should be on loan to the London club", the report claims.
Barca have made Coutinho available for loan in the past fortnight and had fielded interest from Spurs and Arsenal.
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On the pitch, it's fair to say that Liverpool have moved on from the Brazilian.
The Brazil global has emerged as a surprise target for the north London side over the past couple of days.
The Brazilian playmaker is surplus to requirements at Barcelona, especially with the Catalan giants hoping to land Neymar in this transfer window.
"There was great excitement that Coutinho was on his way to Arsenal on loan", he said. We'll see if he plays a few minutes on Saturday.
La Liga's transfer window does not close until September 2 and signing Lo Celso would soften the blow of losing Eriksen, who has been a key player for Spurs since a £12.5m switch from Ajax in 2013.