Coutinho to Chelsea for £100 million? Brazilian superstar sends official transfer message
Bayern Munich’s hopes of making Philippe Coutinho’s loan from Barcelona permanent have received a boost, leaving Chelsea in the lurch.
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.
But there has been some speculation in the media suggesting that Chelsea are lining up a summer move at the end of the season, as they seek to find an immediate replacement for Willian.
Chelsea fans are well aware of the Brazilians situation at Chelsea and the fact that he could be leaving the club at the end of the season for nothing as his current deal runs out, with no indication that he will be offered a new deal by the Blues.
But it seems their hope of landing the Brazilian in the summer is almost over, as Coutinho has admitted that could make a permanent switch to the Allianz Arena for £100m next summer – and it’s a prospect he would relish.
“If everything fits, then I’d love to stay,” the former Liverpool forward told Bild.
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.
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