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Barcelona now odds-on to sign Coutinho

Liverpool ace could be heading to Camp Nou

Barcelona failed in their efforts to sign Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho in the summer, but it could be a different story in January.

The La Liga leaders are now odds-on at 4/6 to sign the playmaker.

Coutinho has scored four goals and set up another four in the Premier League this season.

Elsewhere, Riyad Mahrez is 5/4 to sign for Roma. The Leicester City star handed in a transfer request in the summer but there were no takers at the Foxes asking price.

Luke Shaw could end his unhappy spell at Manchester United with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. The left-back is 6/4 to be reunited with former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

And Theo Walcott may also be on the move. The forward has only seen 46 minutes of top-flight action for Arsenal this season. He’s 5/4 to sign for West Ham.

Coral’s John Hill said: “The latest flurry of bets on Coutinho joining Barcelona suggests the Spanish giants may be set to come back in for the Brazilian next month when the transfer window opens.

“In what could be a busy month for transfers in January, Roma are the favourites to sign Mahrez, while Theo Walcott looks likely to switch London clubs from Arsenal to West Ham.”

Transfer Specials

Philippe Coutinho’s next club

4/6 Barcelona, 2/1 PSG, 3/1  Real Madrid, 7/2 Manchester City, 4/1  Bayern Munich

Riyad Mahrez’s next club

5/4 Roma, 7/2 Arsenal, 4/1 Barcelona, 4/1 Chelsea, 4/1 Manchester United, 9/2 Tottenham, 15/2 Liverpool, 11/1 PSG

Luke Shaw’s next club

6/4 Tottenham, 3/1 Newcastle, 4/1 Chelsea, 4/1 Southampton, 9/2 Everton

Theo Walcott’s next club
5/4 West Ham, 7/4 Everton, 4/1 Newcastle, 5/1 Southampton, 5/1 Watford, 7/1 Bournemouth

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing