Chelsea eye Coutinho as Hazard replacement
With Eden Hazard looking set to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid F.C, the Blues have identified F.C Barcelona’s Coutinho as an ideal replacement for the Belgian.
The lengthy saga between Chelsea and Real Madrid over the transfer of Eden Hazard gives off an impression of being nearing its decision.
At the same time, Barcelona are looking to offload Coutinho after failing to live up to the 160 million euros that the club went separate ways to arrive him from Liverpool in January of 2018.
As a result of his situation, Chelsea are keeping close tabs on the Brazilian due to his proven track record in the Premier League just as his comparative attributes to Hazard.
The problem for Chelsea is that they are currently banned from making new signings until July 2020 for infringing the regulations on international transfers of players under 18 years and are looking out for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) for authorization to make exchanges.
Man United and PSG have also shown their interest in Philippe Coutinho, although F.C Barcelona have but to receive a concrete offer from either club.