FC Barcelona expect Chelsea FC to bid for 26-year-old – report

FC Barcelona are braced for interest from Chelsea FC in Philippe Coutinho this summer, according to a report

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FC Barcelona are anticipating a bid for Philippe Coutinho from Chelsea FC this summer, according to a report in England.

Website Goal is reporting that FC Barcelona expect Chelsea FC to launch an offer for the Brazil international as the Blues look to replace Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard.

The same article states that the former Liverpool FC midfielder doesn’t want to leave Camp Nou despite a disappointing season for the South American playmaker.

According to the same story, some of the FC Barcelona board are eager to cash in on the 26-year-old following his disappointing first full season in La Liga.

The Goal report goes on to suggest that FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC are involved in talks over his potential sale in the summer transfer window amid talk of a £90m transfer fee.

Chelsea FC are facing a possible two-window transfer ban but Goal suggests a decision might not be made until the end of the summer.

The Blues finished in third place in the Premier League table this season ahead of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Sarri’s side can still end the Italian’s first full season in charge with silverware if the Blues manage to beat Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku at the end of the month.

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