Chelsea are looking to replace the outgoing Eden Hazard with Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho, according to the latest reports from England
The Belgian’s transfer to Real Madrid is now a matter of days after the pacey wingers’ announcement that he will leave Stamford Bridge following the Europa League final.
Although the London giants can sell players, they won’t be able to bring new ones unless FIFA annuls their two-window transfer ban.
While waiting for FIFA’s decision, the Pensioners are already scouting potential reinforcements, with Coutinho emerging as one of the top targets, according to the Metro.
The Brazilian joined the Blaugrana from Liverpool for a staggering £144milion but has struggled to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou.
Often criticized for his displays in La Liga, the 26-year-old would welcome the Premier League return, with Manchester United’s move also seems to be on the cards.
However, the British outlet has claimed that Coutinho would prefer a transfer to Chelsea should he be forced out of Catalonia.