Agent opens up and has official transfer message for Chelsea about world class summer deal

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Philippe Coutinho’s agent has played down transfer rumours linking the Brazilian with a return to the likes of Chelsea.

Coutinho is returning to Barcelona from his two-year spell at Bayern Munich in the summer, but the Spaniards reportedly dont want him back at the club and are seemingly keen to offload him to us in the summer, with recent reports suggesting that they have already offered him to the Blues

Asked about the transfer rumours and Coutinho’s future on Thursday, the player’s agent Kia Joorabchian told TalkSport: ‘At the moment, we have not spoken to anybody about any deals whatsoever.

‘I think at the moment everyone’s concentration is regarding this pandemic and how football can restart the season in a secure environment and over the health and safety of everybody.

‘I think the transfer side of things and where he will go or where people will go will come into play down the line when things have got back to some sort of normality.’

Last month, former Premier League and England star Jamie Redknapp warned Chelsea against signing Coutinho.

‘I don’t see this one as a goer I must be honest,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.

‘It’s an awful lot of money. He’s super talented player but he doesn’t get enough goals and you’ve got Mason Mount there.

‘Frank has put a lot of trust in the young players and they’ve come through as well with [Christian] Pulisic, Mount.

‘Pedro and Willian will be out of contract but I just don’t see this club spending £79m on a player after the year they’ve had.

‘I like him, of course he’s talented but why would you want to risk Mount not having the opportunities he is. I think Mount will be a top-class player himself.’

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