Reports have claimed that Chelsea are in talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho 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 Chelsea could swoop in for a possible deal.
Now Spanish newspaper AS claims Frank Lampard has already held talks with the player and his club Barcelona over a Premier League return this summer, as he looks to add some superstar players to his side.
Ands it is believed that Chelsea will be able to complete a transfer deal for Coutinho in the region of £77 million, which is far less that the £142 million that Barcelona spent back at the start of 2018 to secure the Brazilians services.
Look there is a lot of indications suggesting that Willian is leaving, and although that is a massive mistake by the Blues to let him leave, if they could tempt Coutinho to the club at the end of the season, it would be a fantastic move. Chelsea have an exciting side, but they need to add some world class talent, and for the £100 million that he is on the market for, it could be a great move for the Blues.
If Bayern don’t want to spend all that money on Coutinho, Chelsea 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