Chelsea should avoid signing Philippe Coutinho in the summer. "If there was an opportunity for them to sign Coutinho, personally I feel he would be a pretty good fit," Alan Smith said. "It looks like Bayern Munich won’t pay Philippe Coutinho’s option clause at the end of the season and the player is likely to return to Barcelona," Rivaldo told Betfair. "The Premier League is one of the most exciting leagues in the world and to have the chance to play there with a team like Liverpool will always be something I will feel grateful for," the Brazil international told World Soccer . "If there is a decent deal at a reduced price to what you would expect, then it's a move that a lot of clubs would jump at. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Magpies are prepared to pay €80m (£70m) to sign the Brazilian, provided their proposed takeover goes through. And former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes Coutinho regrets leaving the Premier League over two years ago. The Brazilian is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, but a permanent deal with the Bundesliga giants is looking increasingly unlikely, thus paving the way for the likes of Chelsea, Man United and Tottenham Hotspur to take advantage. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be fully focused on navigating the hectic December schedule in the coming weeks. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Chelsea could get one over on Premier League rivals Liverpool should they lure Coutinho to west London. PHILIPPE COUTINHO would prefer to head back to the Premier League rather than return to Barcelona - with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea keen, … Chelsea like to play through the lines and Coutinho would help in this sense, and he could feasibly play as the most attacking midfielder in either a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. It would be unreasonable to expect the likes of Kai Havertz or Hakim Ziyech to replicate the kind of output Eden Hazard produced at Chelsea, according to Frank Lampard. The Brazilian shone in the Premier League, and although he thinks he works best as a number ten, there’s a stronger case to be made for him starting out wide and cutting inside. Par Romain Rigaux - Actu Transferts, Mise en ligne: le 26/07/2017 à 10h53 Taille du texte: Email Imprimer Partager: The Brazilian international wants to quit Spanish champions Barcelona after a torrid 18 months with the Spanish La Liga giants. Our. Both Chelsea and Atletico have held talks with Sankoh, who won the European Under-17 Championship with the Netherlands in 2019. Newcastle spent £35m on signing Jamal Lewis and Callum Wilson from Norwich and Bournemouth over the summer, while Jeff Hendrick and Ryan Fraser arrived on free transfers. The Morocco international's €40m (£33.4m) move, which could potentially increase to a maximum of €44m (£36.7m) with variable factors, will officially go through on July 1, 2020. While Chelsea have already secured the signing of USA winger Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund ahead of next season, they are also keeping tabs on the situation with Coutinho … I think he can be here at the beginning of next season,” he told Radio Station RAC 1. Chelsea are ready to sign Philippe Coutinho if their transfer ban is lifted this summer. Chelsea transfer news: Philippe Coutinho decision made after Barcelona ‘discussions’ CHELSEA have decided against signing Philippe Coutinho … Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. But club director Marina Granovskaia may well have started looking ahead to 2021 and potential business in terms of both incomings and outgoings. The Mirror also claim that a return to the Premier League is Coutinho's prime objective, ahead of the summer transfer window. "Coutinho has been good with Liverpool, so far poor with Barcelona and Bayern Munich. "And do you know why I say this? Coutinho, Barca's record signing at €160 million, has spent the last season on loan at Bayern Munich and came off the bench as the German side beat Paris Saint-Germain 1 … The 22-year-old, who has been capped by England, has only made three appearances this season, two of which came in the League Cup. '", "And to be honest with you I am sure Coutinho has been asking himself the same question for a while now.". "If I was Philippe Coutinho, every morning I would wake up and think to myself, 'Why, why, did I sign [for Barcelona] in Spain?'" To turn this move into a permanent one, Bayern would have to pay €110million (£103.4million). A loan move may be possible, with Coutinho's wages a potential stumbling block for a permanent move. Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho ‘close to completing’ transfer to Chelsea from Barcelona Philippe Coutinho, the former Liverpool star, is close to joining Chelsea, reports claim. Spanish newspaper Sport claim the Blues are keen to spend – if allowed – and Coutinho tops their wishlist. Transfert Philippe Coutinho. "Tottenham are second favourites at 4/1 to sign the Brazilian, while a return to Anfield doesn’t look impossible at 6/1.". 8am Chelsea news LIVE: Coutinho transfer to Chelsea ‘on’, Kante may miss rest of season, Kepa exit to Valencia CHELSEA are back in training as the return of the Premier League draws closer. Facebook: You can follow our Chelsea page, Oliver Harbord and Alan Smith. Why did I leave? "With the new players we have in now, I would hate to give any of them the job or idea of they must replace Eden. In a fresh, and perhaps stunning, twist to the Coutinho transfer saga, Newcastle United are said to have entered the race. Despite Quique Setien's comments, Barcelona hierarchy remain keen to get Coutinho off the wage bill and according to Sport, the Brazilian's agent Kia Joorabchian has been sounding out clubs in England over a potential move. Coutinho had previously struggled to replicate his best Liverpool form for the La Liga giants but has been an important player under Koeman this term. "It is impossible to say what might or might not happen in the future - but what I know is that right now my only focus is on being successful with Barcelona.".'s senior club writer Alan Smith revealed during a Facebook live video last Friday afternoon that reports that Chelsea are in advanced negotiations with Coutinho are wide of the mark. Chelsea had been strongly linked with Coutinho’s signature in the summer, as well as Arsenal, as Barcelona reportedly struggled to find buyers to recoup his club-record €160 million fee. Coutinho has been strongly linked with a return to England, with a potential return to Liverpool suggested in recent transfer windows. The playmaker spent the 2019/20 campaign out on loan at Bayern Munich and played a part in their treble win, before being welcomed back into the fold under Ronald Koeman at his parent club. 15 Mai 2020 par Marcel D. ajouter un commentaire Malgré la pandémie du coronavirus qui a eu pour conséquence l’arrêt des championnats européens, les transferts en vue de la prochaine saison se préparent. "If the chance comes, Coutinho really needs to step up and show the great player he is, just like he did in England with Liverpool and has done with the Brazilian national team for which he is still an important player. Philippe Coutinho, 28, from Brazil FC Barcelona, since 2017 Attacking Midfield Market value: €60.00m * Jun 12, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Petit said. He is a great player, no doubt about it.". Former Spurs striker Louis Saha has been discussing Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their 'ultimate test' against reigning champions Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday evening. You have to pay the clause or a transfer fee to Barca. Transfert: Où évolueront Coutinho et Willian la saison prochaine ? Read transfer news and rumours, and get the details on done deals, completed ins and outs, and fees. Barca might prefer to get back some of his investment in the player. "His input at the club was huge and I have been talking a lot about Harry Kane today and his impact was similar in terms of goals and assists. Coutinho is now odds-on with Betfair at 5/6 to join Chelsea this summer, with Tottenham (4/1) and Liverpool (6/1) the closest favourites, while PSG are priced at 11/1. Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: "Since leaving Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho has struggled to hit the same heights abroad and there are a lot of strong reports linking him with a move back to the UK. Instead, Chelsea are reportedly set for a transfer battle with London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, while Manchester United are also in the race to sign Coutinho, according to Mundo Deportivo. And ESPN believe that Chelsea have turned their attentions to Coutinho because they fear Sancho will complete a transfer to Manchester United. Philippe Coutinho is exactly the type of player Chelsea needs to stay away from Barcelona is shopping Philippe Coutinho this summer, but Chelsea should stay … Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates with teammate Robert Lewandowski (Image: A. 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If Coutinho were to leave the Camp Nou this summer he would fall short of the latter two targets, meaning in this scenario, the Reds would stand to lose out on €25million (£21.7m). Nicol: Chelsea's defence looks settled with Silva (1:18) Steve Nicol praises Thiago Silva's impact on Chelsea's defense, and calls out Timo Werner's miss vs. Rennes. Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has not ruled out a return to the Premier League, but has stressed he wants to remain at the Camp Nou this season. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard views Coutinho as the calibre of player who can take the club back to the top of English football alongside Liverpool and Manchester City. "We have young players, very talented, who are very promising. "With the transfer ban last year, it was more about the younger players coming in and being efficient as a team to at least stay where we are and look further forward in improvement. That price can rise to £138.7m if certain targets are met, but according to El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have paid just €15m (£13m) in add-ons so far: €5m (£4.33m) after he reached 25 games for the club and a further €10m (£8.67m) for helping the team secure Champions League qualification in his two seasons. (Image: Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Chelsea had been strongly linked with Coutinho’s signature in the summer, as well as Arsenal, as Barcelona reportedly struggled to find buyers to recoup his club-record €160 million fee. "I think it is very hard to fill one-for-one a player of Eden Hazard's talents," said Lampard at the weekend. Chelsea to step up Chilwell pursuit 2020-04-22T15:50:47Z 4/22/20 St. James’ Park is one potential destination for the highly-rated defender, but the Magpies may face competition from other Premier League sides. This could be bad news for Chelsea and Lampard. coutinho to chelsea 'on' Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Chelsea is reportedly “on” after Bayern Munich officially passed up their opportunity to sign the Barcelona playmaker. The report adds that Chelsea will have to pay around £28million (€30m) to sign Coutinho on a single-season loan – the same terms Bayern have … Chelsea make Philippe Coutinho transfer demand following Man Utd development CHELSEA have asked Barcelona to be kept informed about plans they have to offload former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho after Manchester United made their own enquiries. Chelsea now have to wait for the verdict so that they can find a proper replacement in the form of Coutinho for Eden Hazard, who is on the brink of … Meanwhile, Coutinho's compatriot - former Barcelona star - Rivaldo has urged the attacking midfielder to go back to the Camp Nou and prove himself. Coutinho could still be a Barcelona player at the start of next season. The stalemate between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen over a deal for Kai Havertz could make a loan deal for Coutinho a solid back-up plan. That would be a real demonstration of his personality.". WhatsApp: Click here to enroll or text NEWS to 07557204594 and then add the number to your phone contacts book as   chelsea dot london   (case sensitive, with spaces) to receive daily updates and breaking news from Oliver Harbord and the team on Chelsea. Chelsea makes Coutinho transfer enquiry; Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be fully focused on navigating the hectic December schedule in the coming weeks. "Of course, it might not turn out to be the case and he could join a Premier League club (Chelsea seems interested). "I would have lots of question marks seeing him coming to Chelsea, to bring what? There’s plenty of football to be played in the coming weeks, and come January the powers that be at Chelsea will be able to take stock in terms of injuries, players on the periphery that can be let go, and where they might need to improve. But N'Golo Kante is not among the squad due to coronavirus fears, and the club will not put any pressure on the Frenchman to return. Given the financial implications of the coronavirus outbreak, it would seem unlikely Chelsea would shell out huge sums on two creative players, especially given they have already signed Ziyech. The report states that Barca are looking for a fee in the region of £84million for Coutinho, but would be willing to accept £65million - a huge decrease in value in the two years he has been in Spain. Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is keen to sign for Europa League champions Chelsea during this summer’s transfer window according to a publication from the Daily Express. With all that in mind, here’s all the latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours. We have good midfield players with [Mateo] Kovacic and Jorginho, to organise the game, "I don't know where his place would be. They must focus on themselves and they have brought talent into the squad, without a doubt.”, *Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip, Philippe Coutinho's future at Barcelona remains uncertain, (Image: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Chelsea feel Coutinho would be the ideal replacement for Eden Hazard, … Brazil legend Rivaldo has backed Philippe Coutinho to get back to his best if he seals a transfer to Chelsea. To lose that, you have to try and find a way around it. Twitter: You can follow our dedicated Chelsea Twitter account, our Chelsea correspondent Oliver Harbord and senior reporter Alan Smith. Ask us anything during the current break in fixtures. Click here for more information on the service. Retrouvez sur cette page toute l'actualité foot et mercato de Coutinho. Stay up to date with all the latest with all the latest Chelsea news from Oliver Harbord and the team at across our social media channels. Chelsea will reportedly allow academy graduate Tomori to leave on a loan in January. He must prove that others were wrong to write him off and that he can still make the difference for any team. Instead, Chelsea are reportedly set for a transfer battle with London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, while Manchester United are also in the race to sign Coutinho, according to Mundo Deportivo. Chelsea are the bookmaker's favourite to landing Coutinho this summer after they slashed their odds on him joining the Blues. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The impact of Chelsea's transfer embargo is starting to become clear as the Blues give up on their plans for Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho, leaving the path clear for Paris Saint-Germain. The Blues have to play eight matches in all competitions before the turn "The punters also fancy him to make the switch back, and in the past 24 hours have slashed odds on Chelsea to sign him from 6/1 to 5/6 in the past 24 hours. "I don't think [they will sign him]," Lebouef told ESPN FC. Philippe Coutinho. "I always thought Coutinho would adapt better to Spanish football than German, as there are some language and lifestyle issues that could be a little different for a Brazilian in Germany. 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"I believe in his qualities and think much will depend on his will and mental strength. Sign up now to The Football Project newsletter to get all the latest Premier League news straight to your inbox! Steve Bruce will be limited to loan signings in January if he wants his squad at Newcastle United bolstered in January, according to local outlet The Northern Echo . Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho continues to be linked with a return to the Premier League this summer. This is because of an agreement between the Reds and Barcelona which saw Coutinho move to Spain in the 2018 January transfer window for an initial £104.1m fee. But could Ziyech be joined by Coutinho in west London this summer? That's the view of the La Liga giants' head coach Quique Setien. The latest on Chelsea transfers. Hazard scored 85 goals and registered a further 54 assists in 245 Premier League appearances for the Blues, an output Lampard believes is difficult to replicate. CHELSEA have asked Barcelona to keep them in touch with any plans they have to offload former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.. The Barcelona midfielder is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, but has been linked with a return to England this summer, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle all reportedly interested. "Again it would depend on if, hypothetically speaking, Willian and Pedro both leave there are gaps they need to strengthen in. We will answer your questions live on the site every day. Any Coutinho decision Chelsea make could have an impact on Jadon Sancho's future too. "Coutinho, it's not really worked out for him since leaving Liverpool but who's to say he can't turn it back on if he arrived back in the Premier League? You can unsubscribe at any time. Coutinho has spent this season on loan at Bayern but they have decided not to make the move permanent. "Playing for Barcelona is a unique chance for a player and perhaps Coutinho’s experience in the Bundesliga has made him wake up and see that Barca could be the right place for him. Why did I leave? "It's one to keep an eye on, but at this stage there's no agreement or advanced negotiations as such on that end.". Chelsea star linked with sensational January transfer to shock club Not The Old Firm 09:41 10-Dec-20 Transfer gossip: Chelsea said to be among four clubs keen on … As a result Barcelona's asking price could block a permanent transfer to Germany for Coutinho and that could lead to him returning to the Premier League. "I don't know if he wants to come back or go away again, I have to talk to him to ask him. 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Barca are also keen for the transfer away from the Camp Nou to be a permanent one, although they would be open to extending his current deal with Bayern for another year. The current question seems to be whether the Gunners will sign former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Willian from Chelsea, or … If I was the chairman, if I was the coach, I would be very hesitant to pick him up.". Because, I can remember the time when I'd wake up, when I was at Barcelona, when I left Arsenal, and I was thinking the same way, 'Why did I leave? Speaking of Chelsea, they have already made one big move ahead of the summer transfer officially being open for business, with Hakim Ziyech set to join the Frank Lampard revolution from Ajax. In addition, the report states that Frank Lampard has already held discussions with Coutinho in the hope of persuading him to make the move to west London. Chelsea have been quoted around £100 million for Coutinho but haven’t baulked at the fee and are ready to rival United with their attempts to return him to the Premier League. According to Betfair, it is now must likely he will join the Blues on a potential loan deal. I think we made good steps on that front. We take a look at what has been said about the former Liverpool man, below. Sport, via Goal, are reporting that the Magpies have made contact with the midfielder's agents. Transfert : Coutinho dit oui, le Barça accélère pour convaincre Neymar ! Fresh reports in Spain suggest Newcastle are very serious about signing Coutinho. You can unsubscribe at any time. Philippe Coutinho became a Barcelona player in January 2018 […] Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho will likely leave the club after just one season to join Premier League giants, Chelsea. However, the Mirror claim Liverpool are not one of four Premier League clubs interested in the 27-year-old. The Blues boss played alongside Hazard at Stamford Bridge for two seasons and the Belgian star won a Premier League title, the FA Cup, the Europa League, and the League Cup during his seven seasons at the club. The Blues spent big in the summer to improve Frank Lampard's squad and they may again look to invest in the January transfer window, Get all the very latest news in Ireland straight to your email every single day. However, the report also claims that the Blues are hoping to bring down the €90 million (£79m) price tag the Spanish side currently have on the Brazil international. However, they - like everyone else - are unwilling to pay a €90million (£84.6million) fee Barca are said to be asking for a permanent move. Spanish publication Diario Sport claim Barca and Chelsea have already started negotiations over a deal this summer. The Brazil international is currently on loan at Bayern Munich but his future is uncertain, with reports stating that the Bundesliga side are unlikely to trigger his release clause at the end of the season. "Unfortunately, it hasn't gone well for the player in either league and he will be returning to Barcelona. It’s up to the club and manager to decide whether he is going to have another chance next season or not. The Catalan giants are due to Barca pay an additional €20m (£17.35m) when Coutinho makes 100 appearances for the club, plus €5m (£4.33m) if helps them claim the Champions League. Our. Chelsea have moved a step closer to sealing a deal for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho. "He is still a Barcelona player. Mike Ashley won’t sanction any further spending in the mid-season transfer window. Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho. The Blues have to play eight matches in all competitions before the turn of the year, and then the January transfer window opens.