​​Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho has reportedly given his approval to return to former club, ​Liverpool but in a proposed loan move as per the ​Mirror

The Brazilian's future at the Nou Camp has come into question following his poor performances last season, with Manchester United also being spoken of as another ​potential destination.

Coutinho's chances for regular first-team football have come into doubt following the arrival of ​Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid for €120million, with this leading to speculation that he is on his way out of the club.

Former club, Liverpool have now emerged as the frontrunners to lure him back to Anfield, ​Calciomercato claiming that Coutinho has given his approval to return back on a two-year loan spell, with the option to buy permanently for £88m.

While these reports have emerged, his agent Kia Joorabchian has refuted speculation regarding a potential Barcelona exit.

"I was told they have no intention of selling him, that Barcelona have not spoken to anyone and that stories to the contrary are simply not true. I will not let people talk about Philippe and put him down because for one-and-a-half years we have said nothing," he said.

"I won't let them do that and all of us in Philippe's camp will not let that happen because Barcelona have told us he is staying."