Chelsea FC Transfer news: Lampard to get his superstar signing as target decides to make summer move to Premier League
Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho has made returning to the Premier League a “top priority” when he leaves Barcelona 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 to reports in the media 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.
And tha leaves Barca searching for a buyer, with the club having no intention of keeping Coutinho, who they paid £142m for in 2018.
According to Mundo, the 27-year-old is desperate to return to England, with Chelsea reportedly leading the chase to land his services, as they seek an immediate replacement for the departing Willian, who is all set to leave the club in the summer.
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