£77 million bargain? Chelsea able to bring absolute superstar Coutinho to Stamford Bridge after Barcelona decision
Chelsea will be able to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for just £77 million in the summer window.
Coutinho made a name for himself at Liverpool as one of the best creative midfielders in the game and Barcelona were determined to acquire his services as the long-term replacement for Andreas Iniesta.
However, his move to the Camp Nou has not gone down as well as many had hoped and after the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, he has fallen well down the pecking order, meaning that he was shipped out o Bayern Munich on a loan basis.
The former Liverpool man has impressed in patches with the Bundesliga champions, having an hand in over 20 goals this season for the dominant German Champions.
But according there is a feeling that Bayern may not take up the opportunity to sign Coutinho on a permanent basis, meaning we could swoop in for a possible deal.
And according to the Daily Express, Barcelona are desperate to offload the Brazilian in the summer and will allow him to leave the club if the £77 million price tag is met by the likes of Chelsea.
We are keen to add some big named players to the side in the coming transfer windows, and we have reportedly seen signing Coutinho as the ideal man to replace the departed Eden Hazard.
Look there is a lot of indications suggesting that Willian is leaving, and although that is a massive mistake by the club to let him leave, if they could tempt Coutinho to the club at the end of the season, it would be a fantastic move.
If Bayern don’t want to spend all that money on Coutinho, we definitely should. So it will be interesting to see just how this plans out at the end of the season, as most clubs would love to have him in the squad.
So after missing out on his transfer dealings in the January window, Lampard should start the summer with the signing of Coutinho