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SportCoutinho favouring move to Chelsea

20:01  16 june  2019
20:01  16 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Why Chelsea need to move for Coutinho if court appeal is successful

Why Chelsea need to move for Coutinho if court appeal is successful Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and he could well be the best player to step up as Eden Hazard’s replacement. The Chelsea transfer situation is still unclear at the moment following the ban that the club has received. The Blues have now lodged a second appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and are hoping for it to be successful, otherwise, they would not be able to make any signings for two transfer windows. However, if it does go through successfully, the ban could be held back a year and that would allow the club so sign freely.

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been keen on a move to Chelsea , it has been revealed. Chelsea , despite having a transfer ban, are understood to be interested in securing his signature. The Blues are unable to make any signings until the summer of 2020.

Blues see Coutinho as he perfect Hazard replacement. Chelsea will go for the Brazilian if their ban is overturned. Barcelona are ready to sell the attacker. The Brazilian is seen as a perfect replacement for Eden Hazard, who recently confirmed his move to Real Madrid. It is also reported that Chelsea

Coutinho favouring move to Chelsea © Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images Sport Brazil v Bolivia: Group A - Copa America Brazil 2019

Barcelona winger Philippe Coutinho is favouring a move to Chelsea ahead of other potential suitors this summer.

According to The Daily Express, via Sky Sports, Coutinho wants to move to London and leave Barcelona ahead of next season.

The report claims that Coutinho’s future is up in the air after just 18 months at Barcelona since joining from Premier League side Liverpool in January 2018.

Coutinho favouring move to Chelsea © Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images Sport Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images Sport

Manchester United and PSG are both said to be interested in a move for the midfielder, but Chelsea have been boosted as Coutinho would favour a transfer to Stamford Bridge over PSG and United.

Coutinho impressed for Brazil on Friday night in their Copa America clash with Bolivia, scoring twice in a 3-0 win for his country.

The winger scored 11 goals in 53 games for Barcelona last season, after scoring 10 in 22 in his first six months with the club.

He spent six years in the Premier League with Liverpool, scoring 41 goals in 152 games.

Palace forward Zaha favouring a move to Arsenal.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha is keen on a move to fellow Premier League side Arsenal this summer. According to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein, Zaha wants to leave Palace and is favouring a move to The Emirates ahead of next season. Twitter: Details on: • Wan-Bissaka’s Crystal Palace to Manchester United move • Zaha’s sell-on clause, desire to join Arsena… https://t.co/r1Xy9WUloB (@bbcsport_david) The Palace forward is seeking a new challenge and is clearly interested in signing for the Gunners, who finished 5th in the Premier League last season and made it to the final of the Europa League.

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