Chelsea Favourites To Land Coutinho And Have Made An Approach For Him (AS)

Chelsea are at the front of the queue to sign Philippe Coutinho, who is currently on-loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona.

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The
former Liverpool man, who was at Anfield from 2013-2018, made a
big-money from the Reds to Barca in January 2018, but struggled to match
the hefty heights he showed in the Premier League during 18 months at
the Camp Nou.

He was therefore shipped out on-loan by
then-Barca boss Ernesto Valverde to Bayern, but a move back to England
with Chelsea could be on the horizon, according to Spanish outlet AS.

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The
report details that Chelsea have already sounded out Coutinho’s parent
club Barca about a move as well as the player himself to find out his
intentions.

With winger Willian out-of-contract at the end
of the current campaign, Blues boss Frank Lampard is on the look out for
acquisitions in the attacking areas.

It looks as though Coutinho will not be in the first-team fold at Barca next season too, under new manager Quique Setien.

The
coronavirus outbreak is making it difficult for top European clubs to
plan for the summer transfer window, as it looks increasingly likely the
season will overrun into June and July.

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Meanwhile,
Coutinho has played an important role for Bayern this season, as they
fought their way back to the top of the Bundesliga.

The 27-year-old has made 22 appearances in the Bundesliga, with eight goals and 15 starts in total.