Date 05/01/2018, Barcelona rocked eastern markets by "blockbuster" Philippe Coutinho for a record £ 142 million, thereby bringing the Brazilian star became the 3rd expensive player in the world (after Mbappe and Neymar) .
Lampard is a fan of Coutinho
But after innumerable expectations, Coutinho in these times weak shine at Camp Nou gradually sank and was brought to the 2019/20 season on loan Bayern.
With the desire to remove the gauze back huge amounts of money before, Barcelona waiting "Bayern" activate buyout clause worth around 100 million pounds. However, this is very unlikely to happen while Coutinho is not in the plans of coach Hansi Flick future.
In the context of a deadlock, "giant" Made in Catalunya unexpected luck when they receive good signals coming from England. He led a series newspaper Sport said the source of the page, not Manchester United, Arsenal or Tottenham, West London team - Chelsea were very serious about recruiting Philippe Coutinho.
Reportedly, coach Frank Lampard rated Coutinho is form-class players can wear fitting shirts "10" and put the club back to the heyday. Barcelona has given out 79 million pounds price for the deal above. This fact is the lower number to nearly half of the 142 million pounds Origin team Catalunya money to bring him back from Liverpool two years ago.
Whatever may pay a lower price for Coutinho anymore, but still £ 79 million figure is fully able to meet Chelsea. The reason is Lampard's team over the past year has not been implemented yet cult missions, except for amounts paid £ 37.8 million coming to buy Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
But regardless Coutinho Chelsea recruited under way, it will be a beneficial deal for both sides. Coutinho not want to become his successor at Barcelona, while Chelsea are also very pleased to bring on a player too knowledgeable Premier League, a versatile player creativity, but you can hit the cross danger and ability to finish outside the penalty area virtuosity.
Chelsea had plenty of quality attacking midfielder
However there is a big problem when the "Witch" Brazil dock Stamford Bridge. It was the midfield of "The Blues" is quite cramped with 6 names include Mount Mason, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Ross Barkley, Christian Pulisic, Conor Gallagher.
Will be difficult to avoid a competition fierce position in the new season. This time except Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic are factors frequently Lampard regularly use, many faces above are difficult to ensure a place to stay at Chelsea next season, especially in light Coutinho Ziyech scene and prepare to disembark.