Agent opens up and has message to Chelsea about world class deal this summer
Chelsea target Phillipe Coutinho’s agent has claimed the Premier League could be his natural home – but the coronavirus pandemic could pay an end to his hopes.
There has been some big speculation in the media over the past few days which have suggested that we are closing in on a £77 million deal for the former Liverpool man, as he is not wanted back at Barcelona in the summer and will be sold on.
Reports have claimed we have opened talks with the Brazilian, who has struggled to reach the kind of form which made him one of the best players in the game during his time with Liverpool, meaning that he will be on the transfer market during the summer window
We reportedly lead the chase, especially as there is talk that Brazilian Willian could be leaving the club, and the Brazilian playmaker and his advisor Kia Joorabchian would love him to make a move back to the top flight.
But Joorabchian admits any plans may be dashed by the financial crisis in football as a result of Covid-19 forcing the game across the world to shut down.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Joorabchian said: “After the Champions League game he played in England we had a long chat about it.
“The Premier League is something that he has always enjoyed playing in, and loved playing in, and would probably love to come back and play in.
“The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and all the Premier League clubs at the end of this pandemic?”