- Philippe Coutinho could be making a return to the Premier League
- The Barcelona star's two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich will end this summer
- The Blues are currently in talks with the players representatives
Chelsea football club are currently in talks with Spanish giants Barcelona over Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
The two-year-loan spell of the former Liverpool man at Bayern Munich is coming to an end and the Bundesliga side has stated that they will not make an attempt to seal a permanent deal with the player.
Premier League side Tottenham had made an attempt to lure the 27-year-old in 2019 as the Catalan club make desperate move to raise funds for Antoine Griezmann.
Recall that Coutinho moved to Barcelona in 2018 for £110m and Liverpool were due a further £32m in add-ons.
The player played one season with the Catalan club before his loan switch to Bayern, but Barcelona are ready to accept a reduced fee to ensure the player leaves this summer.
Reports say the Blues have triggered a conversation with Coutinho’s representatives as well as Barcelona officials in a bid to get the player on loan.
It is expected that the deal, if it pulls through, replicates the Bayern Munich type where Chelsea are expected to cover the player’s wages season-by-season.
It was gathered that the German champions were charged about £15m per season to loan Coutinho and Chelsea would be willing to meet that.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea have reportedly concluded plans to ditch the trio of Olivier Giroud, Willian, and Pedro at the end of the ongoing season. The Blues manager Frank Lampard has shown that the senior players are not part of his future plans after failing to give them a contract extension.
SunSport reports that the three players can sign a pre-agreement with other clubs as their deals with the London club expires in June.
This also means that the Stamford Bridge outfit will allow their players to leave for free once this term wraps up.
The trio played a key role in their back-to-back victories over Liverpool (2-0) in the FA Cup and Everton (4-0) in the Premier League earlier this month.
According to SunSport, the Blues have a policy that mandates them to give players in their 30s just one-year extension. And this is the reason they are yet to reach an agreement with the Brazilian who was linked with Barcelona about a year ago.
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