Chelsea ready to sign £140m replacement for Eden Hazard

Chelsea have identified Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho as a replacement for Real Madrid-linked Eden Hazard.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Blues are believed to have decided that the former Liverpool star is the player they want to replace the Belgium international if he goes on to complete a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

Eden Hazard has been heavily linked with a move to the Los Blancos and his contract up at the end of next campaign he is being tipped to leave west London giants at the end of the season.

Philippe Coutinho has been linked with moves away from the Nou Camp recently after struggling under boss Ernesto Valverde.

The Brazilian forward has started 12 La Liga games this term and netted four goals in that time, but concerns have been raised about the playmaker’s long-term future at Blaugrana.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move to bring the South American back to England, in what would be a shock deal to see him leave La Liga so soon.

It looks like Chelsea are worried that Eden Hazard is set to the club in the summer and are working on securing a deal for a replacement.