NEWS: CHELSEA ARE NOW AHEAD IN THE RACE FOR PHILIPPE COUTINHOMarch 19, 2020
Latest News Chelsea reportedly are leading the race to snatch Brazilian midfielder, Philippe Coutinho for upcoming season.
Coutinho’s future remains questionable for the upcoming future as his parent club, Barcelona still keen on selling. The player is currently on loan at Bayern Munchen, but the Bavarian are uncertain about making his contract a permanent.
That uncertainties apparently put The Blues in play as they have even contacted Barcelona for Coutinho’s availability. Not only that, reports from Diario Sport also claiming that Chelsea have also held talks with the player himself.
Chelsea apparently are planning to do a similar deal that Bayern did, which is a loan with option to buy. The Blues are also willing to take on the player’s salary and transfer amortisation worth 30 million Euro per year.
That certainly put The Blues currently ahead of any other teams that are also keen in signing the Brazilian. Frank Lampard’s side understand that they won’t be alone in the hunt for Coutinho.
Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and even Bayern remain keen on the former Liverpool star midfielder. Spurs reportedly made an offer last summer but couldn’t reach any agreement with Blaugrana.
Meanwhile, Inter have also made contact with Barca regarding Coutinho, but the Italian side can only afford him on loan. However, I Nerazzurri might be a strong candidate if they are willing to deal Lautaro Martinez with Blaugrana.
Barcelona really want to sign Martinez for next summer and are willing to give up Coutinho if Inter agree. However, that scenario is not something that I Nerazzurri reportedly consider at the moment.
Meanwhile, Bayern themselves won’t mind keeping Coutinho but not for the 110 million Euro Barcelona were requesting for his buy out option. However, FC Hollywood are willing to take Coutinho for another loan deal next summer.