Manchester City are 'weighing up the possibility' of launching a move for Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

That is according to a report by El Nacional who claim that the Brazilian international has emerged as a possible target for City ahead of the January transfer window opening in less than three months' time.

Coutinho, who lit up the Premier League whilst at Liverpool between 2013 and 2018, has failed to hit the heights at Barcelona since joining the club more than three years ago.

The 29-year-old spent the 2019/20 season on loan at German outfit Bayern Munich, but struggled to produce the goods upon his return to the Camp Nou for the 2020/21 season, scoring just three goals and claiming two assists in the whole of the campaign.

Coutinho has played six times so far this season but has not scored a single goal or registered an assist thus far.

With his future at Barcelona seemingly in doubt, City are said to be weighing up a £25.8million (€30m) bid for his signature.

Coutinho, who scored 41 goals in 152 Premier League matches for Liverpool, has also recently been linked with Newcastle United following their big-money takeover.

Elsewhere, City are 'keeping tabs' on highly rated Real Sociedad and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, a report by Fichajes claims.

The 22-year-old, who used to play for German giants Borussia Dortmund, is considered as one of the most highly rated, exciting youngsters in world football.

Isak, who played for Sweden at the European Championship, scored 17 goals in 34 La Liga appearances last term, but is yet to find the net this season.

Blessed with blistering pace, Isak has been linked with an array of big-name clubs, including the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

City failed to land a striker during the summer, meaning Isak could be a viable option for them next year.

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