It’s no secret that Chelsea are interested in Barcelona’s playmaker Philippe Coutinho. But who isn’t?
According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Chelsea are linked with shock Philippe Coutinho move.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Brazil international joined Barcelona from Liverpool for a fee in the region of 135 million euros in January 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best playmakers in the World.
Philippe Coutinho has also scored 13 goals in 47 games for his country.
Maurizio Sarri wants to sign a new playmaker and Philippe Coutinho is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
Philippe Coutinho can play multiple positions in midfield and attack.
According to Football Espana, “Chelsea will look to Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho to replace the outgoing Eden Hazard this summer, according to reports. Calciomercato say the Brazilian would be the number one choice at Stamford Bridge to replace Hazard, who has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. The player was recently booed by sections of Barca’s support in their 3-1 home win over Rayo Vallecano and appeared to cup his ears to fans after scoring against Manchester United in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have also been linked to the player, who is hoping to retain his place in Barca’s side ahead of the returning Ousmane Dembele.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS 2018-2019
It would take a huge offer from Chelsea to prise the 26-year-old playmaker from Barcelona.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Chelsea.
Chelsea fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.