Philippe Coutinho’s stand on Aston Villa transfer exposed as medical arrangements

Aston Villa have been one of the busiest Premier League clubs at the start of the January transfer window.

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho is said to be closing in on a sensational switch to Villa Park, while Steven Gerrard is also keen to bolster his squad with more additions this month.

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Coutinho sends Villa transfer reaction as Liverpool react too

Philippe Coutinho is “interested” in a move to Aston Villa after it was claimed Liverpool have no desire to bring the midfielder back to Anfield.

Coutinho’s future has come under the spotlight after Barcelona are eager to land the playmaker during the transfer window due to finances.

Villa has been strongly tipped as the destination of choice, which will see him reunited with Steven Gerrard who is the club’s head coach.

The pair were teammates at Anfield for two years, although Gerrard remained silent when asked about the possibility of signing the 29-year-old earlier today.

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Medical arrangements near completion as villa relocation

Aston Villa striker Wesley Moraes has landed in Brazil as he looks to complete his international move.

The forward, who was on loan at Club Brugge, was spotted at Porto Alegre Airport and met in his homeland by Colorado Executive Director Paulo Braques Airport.

Wesley is expected to sign for the Brazilian side on loan by the end of the year after medical arrangements were made before the move.

hate last nieves Reported last week how the forward had decided to cut his season-long loan at Bruges in favor of more playing time in Brazil.

Wesley is still expected to make it to the Brazil World Cup squad, with the competition to be played at the end of 2022.

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Coutinho ‘house’ search in Birmingham claims Liverpool friends recommend Villa

According to reports, Philippe Coutinho has already started a search of a house in Birmingham and has turned to his Liverpool friends to help him.

According to betev, Brazil has turned to its Liverpool friends for advice in finding accommodation as rumors of a move to Aston Villa intensify.

The Barcelona midfielder is being hotly tipped to leave Spain in the January window, which has been deemed surplus to requirements.

And Villa have emerged as the favorite for his signing which will see him reunited with his old Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard who is the club’s head coach.

According to Beteev, Coutinho has already started making plans to return to England, which will be a sensational return to the Premier League.

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Coutinho transfer will fulfill Gerrard’s Villa promise

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has been candid with him in the January transfer window.

Villa’s summer spending spree left them with a team laden with quality, even after Manchester City sold Manchester City in August for a record £100million transfer fee to Jack Grealish.

So not much work is needed for Gerrard, although he would like to bring in players as Villa could still finish in the top half of the Premier League table.

A strong end to the campaign would put Villa in an attractive position for a summer signing at the end of the season.

Philippe Coutinho is one player Villa are considering along with Gerard to bring the 29-year-old to another city.

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