In one of the more colourful stories to emerge from the January rumour mill, Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a departure from Barcelona less than a year after making the move from Liverpool - and Manchester United have been touted as a potential destination.More news: Nissan's Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges
Coutinho is a player with a lot of experience, one of the best in Europe and he is ready to play 5 or 90 minutes.
The report claims that United are more likely than PSG, Chelsea or Manchester City to sign the 26-year-old, attributed to the fact they have made "early contact" with Barcelona chiefs over a shock move, while no information is given on their stance on the matter. He's always played well for Barca, he could play [every game] from the off.
"Barca signed him because he's one of the best in the world and he's going to give us a lot".More news: Nurse causes 'catastrophic injury to baby during delivery'
He was supposedly being called as the heir to Andres Iniesta who was predominantly a number 8 more than an attacking midfielder.
However, Balague insists there is no chance of a deal happening and believes the Brazilian will stay at the Nou Camp and try and improve his form. However, he might have a change of fortunes as the Barcelona manager has not extended his contract with the Spanish club.More news: Bollywood stars call on Modi