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Chelsea now ‘in advanced talks’ with Barcelona to loan midfield star » Chelsea News

The talk of a potential big name player arriving at Chelsea when the transfer window opens is really heating up.

Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is in advanced talks to sign for Chelsea on loan next season, according to SPORT, a publication with close links to Barcelona.

The Barcelona star has been inconsistent since joining them from Liverpool two years ago and has largely spent time on loan at Bayern Munich.

Well, if the reports are true, he could be about to spend more time on loan back in the familiar Premier League with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

Barcelona are pushing for the buy option to be obligatory in this loan deal, but there are no agreements yet.

The paper claims that Chelsea have always had Coutinho on their shortlist following the exit of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, and the players agent is focusing on taking his client back to England.


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