The Blues spent big in the summer to improve Frank Lampard's squad and they may again look to invest in the January transfer window, Get all the very latest news in Ireland straight to your email every single day. 8am Chelsea news LIVE: Coutinho transfer to Chelsea ‘on’, Kante may miss rest of season, Kepa exit to Valencia CHELSEA are back in training as the return of the Premier League draws closer. "Again it would depend on if, hypothetically speaking, Willian and Pedro both leave there are gaps they need to strengthen in. However, the report also claims that the Blues are hoping to bring down the €90 million (£79m) price tag the Spanish side currently have on the Brazil international. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be fully focused on navigating the hectic December schedule in the coming weeks. "And do you know why I say this? The Mirror also claim that a return to the Premier League is Coutinho's prime objective, ahead of the summer transfer window. "If there is a decent deal at a reduced price to what you would expect, then it's a move that a lot of clubs would jump at. "The Premier League is one of the most exciting leagues in the world and to have the chance to play there with a team like Liverpool will always be something I will feel grateful for," the Brazil international told World Soccer . Ask us anything during the current break in fixtures. "He is still a Barcelona player. Fresh reports in Spain suggest Newcastle are very serious about signing Coutinho. The Catalan giants are due to Barca pay an additional €20m (£17.35m) when Coutinho makes 100 appearances for the club, plus €5m (£4.33m) if helps them claim the Champions League. The playmaker spent the 2019/20 campaign out on loan at Bayern Munich and played a part in their treble win, before being welcomed back into the fold under Ronald Koeman at his parent club. Why did I leave? "I don't think [they will sign him]," Lebouef told ESPN FC. Chelsea make Philippe Coutinho transfer demand following Man Utd development CHELSEA have asked Barcelona to be kept informed about plans they have to offload former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho after Manchester United made their own enquiries. '", "And to be honest with you I am sure Coutinho has been asking himself the same question for a while now.". PHILIPPE COUTINHO would prefer to head back to the Premier League rather than return to Barcelona - with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea keen, … The Brazilian shone in the Premier League, and although he thinks he works best as a number ten, there’s a stronger case to be made for him starting out wide and cutting inside. Mike Ashley won’t sanction any further spending in the mid-season transfer window. The Brazilian international wants to quit Spanish champions Barcelona after a torrid 18 months with the Spanish La Liga giants. Chelsea to step up Chilwell pursuit 2020-04-22T15:50:47Z 4/22/20 "The punters also fancy him to make the switch back, and in the past 24 hours have slashed odds on Chelsea to sign him from 6/1 to 5/6 in the past 24 hours. However, they - like everyone else - are unwilling to pay a €90million (£84.6million) fee Barca are said to be asking for a permanent move. Chelsea will reportedly allow academy graduate Tomori to leave on a loan in January. Philippe Coutinho offered to Manchester United and Chelsea for summer transfer Metro Sport Reporter Sunday 24 Mar 2019 12:13 pm Share this … As a result Barcelona's asking price could block a permanent transfer to Germany for Coutinho and that could lead to him returning to the Premier League. "With the new players we have in now, I would hate to give any of them the job or idea of they must replace Eden. You have to pay the clause or a transfer fee to Barca. "We have young players, very talented, who are very promising. Instead, Chelsea are reportedly set for a transfer battle with London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, while Manchester United are also in the race to sign Coutinho, according to Mundo Deportivo. Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is keen to sign for Europa League champions Chelsea during this summer’s transfer window according to a publication from the Daily Express. That's the view of former defender Frank Leboeuf, who doesn't think the Brazil international is a player worth pursuing given the midfield options at Lampard's disposal. Stay up to date with all the latest with all the latest Chelsea news from Oliver Harbord and the team at football.london across our social media channels. "I would have lots of question marks seeing him coming to Chelsea, to bring what? "Playing for Barcelona is a unique chance for a player and perhaps Coutinho’s experience in the Bundesliga has made him wake up and see that Barca could be the right place for him. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho ‘close to completing’ transfer to Chelsea from Barcelona Philippe Coutinho, the former Liverpool star, is close to joining Chelsea, reports claim. A loan move may be possible, with Coutinho's wages a potential stumbling block for a permanent move. The Blues have to play eight matches in all competitions before the turn Our. Meanwhile, Coutinho's compatriot - former Barcelona star - Rivaldo has urged the attacking midfielder to go back to the Camp Nou and prove himself. That price can rise to £138.7m if certain targets are met, but according to El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have paid just €15m (£13m) in add-ons so far: €5m (£4.33m) after he reached 25 games for the club and a further €10m (£8.67m) for helping the team secure Champions League qualification in his two seasons. Your phone number won't be shared with any other members of the group. Petit said. Philippe Coutinho, 28, from Brazil FC Barcelona, since 2017 Attacking Midfield Market value: €60.00m * Jun 12, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Philippe Coutinho became a Barcelona player in January 2018 […] explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Retrouvez sur cette page toute l'actualité foot et mercato de Coutinho. Chelsea like to play through the lines and Coutinho would help in this sense, and he could feasibly play as the most attacking midfielder in either a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. Chelsea had been strongly linked with Coutinho’s signature in the summer, as well as Arsenal, as Barcelona reportedly struggled to find buyers to recoup his club-record €160 million fee. According to Betfair, it is now must likely he will join the Blues on a potential loan deal. Par Romain Rigaux - Actu Transferts, Mise en ligne: le 26/07/2017 à 10h53 Taille du texte: Email Imprimer Partager: "I think Coutinho should fight to stay at Barca and try to convince the club of his qualities. Given the financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak, it would seem unlikely Chelsea would shell out huge sums on two creative players, especially given they have already signed Ziyech. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. There’s plenty of football to be played in the coming weeks, and come January the powers that be at Chelsea will be able to take stock in terms of injuries, players on the periphery that can be let go, and where they might need to improve. Why did I leave? But N'Golo Kante is not among the squad due to coronavirus fears, and the club will not put any pressure on the Frenchman to return. Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates with teammate Robert Lewandowski (Image: A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern), (Image: Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images), Philippe Coutinho impressed at Liverpool, before his move to Barcelona, (Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images), (Image: Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images), That's the view of former defender Frank Leboeuf, Chelsea's forgotten man makes return to training after long injury lay-off, The Premier League's first American on Christian Pulisic and why Frank Lampard cleaned his boots. St. James’ Park is one potential destination for the highly-rated defender, but the Magpies may face competition from other Premier League sides. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. WhatsApp: Click here to enroll or text NEWS to 07557204594 and then add the number to your phone contacts book as chelsea dot london (case sensitive, with spaces) to receive daily updates and breaking news from Oliver Harbord and the team on Chelsea. Brazil legend Rivaldo has backed Philippe Coutinho to get back to his best if he seals a transfer to Chelsea. Coutinho could still be a Barcelona player at the start of next season. If I was the chairman, if I was the coach, I would be very hesitant to pick him up.". Chelsea could get one over on Premier League rivals Liverpool should they lure Coutinho to west London. The Blues boss played alongside Hazard at Stamford Bridge for two seasons and the Belgian star won a Premier League title, the FA Cup, the Europa League, and the League Cup during his seven seasons at the club. To turn this move into a permanent one, Bayern would have to pay €110million (£103.4million). You can unsubscribe at any time. The Blues have to play eight matches in all competitions before the turn of the year, and then the January transfer window opens. 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With a £300m takeover said to be close, could it be that United make a massive statement by signing Coutinho from right under the noses of Chelsea? coutinho to chelsea 'on' Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Chelsea is reportedly “on” after Bayern Munich officially passed up their opportunity to sign the Barcelona playmaker.