Philippe Coutinho is open to leaving Barcelona this month and has received interest from five Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa.

Coutinho is seeking regular football before the World Cup later this year.

Villa are coached by Coutinho's former teammate Steven Gerrard. 

A source close to Coutinho's camp added that talks with all interested parties are still at a very early stage and that "no [club] is being ruled out at this stage."

"It's all to do with the football project more than anything else," the source added.

Everton is also interested in Coutinho.