Chelsea should jump in and sign Philippe Coutinho if Bayern Munich do not exercise their option to buy the Barcelona man.

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.

Look there is a lot of indications suggesting that Willian is leaving, and although that is a massive mistake by the clubto let him leave, if they could tempt Coutinho to the club at the end of the season, it would be a fantastic move. We 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, 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 for £100 million.