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Philippe Coutinho to stay at Barcelona next season, insists president Josep Maria Bartomeu... who reveals they will not try to sign Antoine Griezmann Philippe Coutinho has scored 20 goals and provided 11 assists for Barcelona  Brazilian is said to have a number of admirers with interested Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has given his backing to 26-year-old  Bartomeu also shed light on the speculation surrounding Antoine Griezmann

By Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline

Published: 10:05 BST, 16 April 2019 | Updated: 10:08 BST, 16 April 2019

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted Philippe Coutinho will stay at Barcelona next season.

The Brazilian has scored 20 goals and provided 11 assists in 68 appearances at the Nou Camp following his £145million move from Liverpool in January 2018. 

The Catalan giants' plan for him to replace Andres Iniesta has failed and Coutinho is said to have a number of admirers after his impressive time in the Premier League, with among the clubs interested in him. 

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted Philippe Coutinho will stay at Nou Camp

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted Philippe Coutinho will stay at Nou Camp

But Bartomeu has given his backing to the 26-year-old ahead of Barcelona's second leg against in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night. 

'Coutinho is a great

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