Ernesto Valverde hopes that Philippe Coutinho will stay in Barcelona in the mid-field despite speculation of being transferred to Manchester United.
The 26-year old former Liverpool midfielder moved to the Spanish champions with a deal worth
£105 million in last year's January, and playing a full season, he completed 90 minutes on just four occasions during 16 appearances at La Liga this season.
The rumor was first started by a Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, claiming that United had contacted Coutinho's agent, Kia Joorabchian, but Valverde insisted that he saw the future for the midfielder in Camp Nou.
Valverde at a press conference on Friday told reporters:
"Coutinho has played well for us and we hope he'll continue to do so, I'm focused on the things he does well, just as I am with Dembélé and Arturo Vidal."
Barcelona crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday with a 2- 1 defeat away at Levante in a game that Coutinho, Vidal, and Dembélé all started.