Chelsea will sign Barcelona star for €120 million if ban is lifted, Real Madrid close to signing Barcelona target for €140 million and more Premier League transfer news May 14, 2019
The Coutinho conundrum
Philippe Coutinho became one of the best players in the Premier League during his time at Liverpool. He was the heart of the system at Anfield but his career seems to have taken a hit ever since he moved away from the Merseyside outfit.
Barcelona signed him for a mammoth fee and while he did have a good start with the Blaugrana, things have gone awry this season. As a result, he has been linked with a move out of the Catalan club.
A lot of clubs have been interested but there are two that stand out: Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.
Barcelona want to sign Antoine Griezmann from the Rojiblancos and want to use Philippe Coutinho as a sweetener but Diego Simeone doesn’t want him.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are interested in the former Liverpool star and would make a €140 million move for him if their transfer ban is lifted.