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SportBarca to hold crunch talks with Coutinho's agents amid Chelsea links

22:20  15 april  2019
22:20  15 april  2019 Source:

Chelsea could replace Hazard with Coutinho

Chelsea could replace Hazard with Coutinho Chelsea are one of three clubs reportedly interested in signing Philippe Coutinho this summer, according to Sport, via the Mirror. The Brazilian has been disappointing since trading Liverpool for Barcelona in January 2018, with supporters unimpressed with his performances. Despite only being at Barca for just over a year, there is already talk surrounding Coutinho’s future. A return to Liverpool has been ruled out, but a trio of teams have emerged as the front-runners for his signature. Chelsea are one of those, with the Blues seeing Coutinho as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard, should the Belgian move to Real Madrid.

Reported Liverpool target Jasper Cillessen is apparently set for crunch talks with Barcelona over his future at the Nou Camp. The former Ajax man has also been linked with Chelsea , and has a reported €60m release clause in his deal. Now, Spanish outlet Diario Sport are claiming that Cillessen

At times Coutinho operated well in the centre for Liverpool and it is thought that Barca brought him to the Camp Nou as a potential successor to Andres Iniesta. Valverde has tried to downplay transfer talk in recent weeks, though, and the reported interest from the Premier League is most likely a

Barca to hold crunch talks with Coutinho's agents amid Chelsea links © Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images Sport Athletic Club v FC Barcelona - La Liga

Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho’s agents will reportedly hold crunch talks with Barcelona’s board as they look to reach a decision regarding the playmaker’s future at the club.

According to claims from Sport, as cited in a report from Calciomercato, the Blues remain in the hunt to sign the Brazilian and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are also keen.

Coutinho has not been a success since joining Barcelona for a club-record fee in January 2018, and speculation surrounding his position at Camp Nou has been unrelenting ever since his underwhelming displays became rather the norm.

Chelsea-linked Coutinho wants to stay at Barcelona

Chelsea-linked Coutinho wants to stay at Barcelona Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho reportedly wants to stay at Barcelona, despite rumours about a summer exit. According to Marcelo Bechler, the player himself is keen to stay in La Liga and prove his worth to the club. Bechler adds that the player has spoken to Ernesto Valverde about his future, outlining his plans to stick around. After a tricky start to life at the Camp Nou, Coutinho has been heavily linked with moves away. Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with moves to bring him back to the Premier League, while French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested.

Olivier Giroud is set to hold “ crunch talks ” with Chelsea regarding his future at the club once he returns from his post-World Cup holidays. Twice now in this transfer window, he has been linked with moves out of Stamford Bridge — Marseille being the latest

The player’ s agent is due to fly to Italy for talks with the San Siro club. Bernard has already drawn surprise links with a move to Chelsea , with the Bernard spent five years at Shakhtar after coming through the ranks at Atletico Mineiro. A host of clubs have been linked with moves for the Brazilian

Barca to hold crunch talks with Coutinho's agents amid Chelsea links © Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images Sport Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images Sport

The Blues have reportedly identified the former Liverpool star as a possible replacement for Eden Hazard, who has little more than a year remaining on his current contract at Chelsea.

From 30 appearances in La Liga this season, Coutinho has scored only five goals and has contributed with two assists.

Ernesto Valverde has still relied on the ex-Inter Milan youngster throughout the course of the campaign, but if reports are to be believed, it seems the manager is willing to sanction the player’s departure.

Chelsea target Coutinho to turn down United interest.
Chelsea have been handed a big transfer boost with the news that Philippe Coutinho will not be joining Manchester United this summer. According to reports in Spain from Sport, the Barcelona midfielder continues to see concerns rise about his future, with a Premier League return being mooted. While it is still unclear about where he could be playing his football next season, one thing that is for sure is that it will not be at Old Trafford. Chelsea and United have been the early front runners in the teams linked with moves for Coutinho, who has been far from his best in a Barcelona shirt this season.

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