Twitter: You can follow our dedicated Chelsea Twitter account, our Chelsea correspondent Oliver Harbord and senior reporter Alan Smith. 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. The Morocco international's €40m (£33.4m) move, which could potentially increase to a maximum of €44m (£36.7m) with variable factors, will officially go through on July 1, 2020. Our. "Coutinho, it's not really worked out for him since leaving Liverpool but who's to say he can't turn it back on if he arrived back in the Premier League? Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be fully focused on navigating the hectic December schedule in the coming weeks. The latest on Chelsea transfers. The Blues have to play eight matches in all competitions before the turn of the year, and then the January transfer window opens. 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. (Image: Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Chelsea now have to wait for the verdict so that they can find a proper replacement in the form of Coutinho for Eden Hazard, who is on the brink of … 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. Philippe Coutinho offered to Manchester United and Chelsea for summer transfer Metro Sport Reporter Sunday 24 Mar 2019 12:13 pm Share this … Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard views Coutinho as the calibre of player who can take the club back to the top of English football alongside Liverpool and Manchester City. Chelsea to step up Chilwell pursuit 2020-04-22T15:50:47Z 4/22/20 Read transfer news and rumours, and get the details on done deals, completed ins and outs, and fees. "It is impossible to say what might or might not happen in the future - but what I know is that right now my only focus is on being successful with Barcelona.". "His input at the club was huge and I have been talking a lot about Harry Kane today and his impact was similar in terms of goals and assists. Why did I leave? Philippe Coutinho. The Blues have to play eight matches in all competitions before the turn We take a look at what has been said about the former Liverpool man, below. The stalemate between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen over a deal for Kai Havertz could make a loan deal for Coutinho a solid back-up plan. CHELSEA have asked Barcelona to keep them in touch with any plans they have to offload former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.. 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. The Brazilian international wants to quit Spanish champions Barcelona after a torrid 18 months with the Spanish La Liga giants. "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. 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. "If the chance comes, Coutinho really needs to step up and show the great player he is, just like he did in England with Liverpool and has done with the Brazilian national team for which he is still an important player. "We have young players, very talented, who are very promising. Chelsea transfer news: Philippe Coutinho decision made after Barcelona ‘discussions’ CHELSEA have decided against signing Philippe Coutinho … According to Spanish newspaper AS - via the Mirror - the Blues are leading the race to sign the ex-Liverpool attacking midfielder. He must prove that others were wrong to write him off and that he can still make the difference for any team. 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. I think we made good steps on that front. The 22-year-old, who has been capped by England, has only made three appearances this season, two of which came in the League Cup. "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. 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'", "And to be honest with you I am sure Coutinho has been asking himself the same question for a while now.". You have to pay the clause or a transfer fee to Barca. 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They must focus on themselves and they have brought talent into the squad, without a doubt.”, *Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip, Philippe Coutinho's future at Barcelona remains uncertain, (Image: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Coutinho has spent this season on loan at Bayern but they have decided not to make the move permanent. "If there was an opportunity for them to sign Coutinho, personally I feel he would be a pretty good fit," Alan Smith said. 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. Transfert : Coutinho dit oui, le Barça accélère pour convaincre Neymar ! Chelsea have been quoted around £100 million for Coutinho but haven’t baulked at the fee and are ready to rival United with their attempts to return him to the Premier League. This is because of an agreement between the Reds and Barcelona which saw Coutinho move to Spain in the 2018 January transfer window for an initial £104.1m fee. 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. Mike Ashley won’t sanction any further spending in the mid-season transfer window. 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? "If I was Philippe Coutinho, every morning I would wake up and think to myself, 'Why, why, did I sign [for Barcelona] in Spain?'" Because, I can remember the time when I'd wake up, when I was at Barcelona, when I left Arsenal, and I was thinking the same way, 'Why did I leave? A loan move may be possible, with Coutinho's wages a potential stumbling block for a permanent move.