Transfer: Chelsea holds talks with Philippe Coutinho’s agent, as ‘Barcelona set transfer price’

Chelsea have reportedly held talks with Philippe Countinho’s agent over a summer move away from Barcelona according to a source from Spain.

The Brazilian has been linked with a return to the premier league after failing to live up to expectations almost two years after his exit from Liverpool.

Premier League club Manchester United and Tottenham have been linked to the 27-year-old, but Chelsea is favourite to land the midfielder. According to Mirror

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He hoped to make his loan move to Bayern Munich permanent, but the Bavarian club has decided not to exercise a buy option.

Barcelona, are ready to let the midfielder go for a fee of around €80m, which is €26m less than the agreed price with Liverpool for the player.

Quique setien had other plans for the players including a return to the Catalans and joining the first team.

But due to the coronavirus crisis, Barca is financially stretched and wants to cash in on Coutinho exit, as they also set eyes on inter striker Lautaro Martinez and PSG Neymar.

The 27-year-old had a decent season in Germany, netting nine goals and eight assists in 32 appearances across all competitions, with only 22 of those coming as starts.

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