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Philippe Coutinho returns to Barcelona training ahead of Copa del Rey final

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The Brazilian has been out with a thigh injury

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho returned to Barcelona training on Wednesday after a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury picked up against Getafe.

The Brazilian joined in with part of the session which suggests he has a chance of featuring in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia.

However, there was no sign of Ousmane Dembele again, and it looks almost certain that the Frenchman will not be available for Saturday’s final game of the season.

The club’s injury situation means that if Coutinho is fit he does have a chance of starting despite having struggled for his best form this season.

Luis Suarez will also miss the game after undergoing knee surgery, while it would be a surprise if Ernesto Valverde were to start Malcom at the Benito Villamarin.