Chelsea to secure Coutinho deal if they meet one Barca condition

Date published: Tuesday 7th April 2020 1:31

Philippe Coutinho Barcelona

Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho, but Barcelona are insisting that one clause is inserted into his contract.

The Catalan giants would prefer to sell the Brazilian in the summer, but their £80million valuation is unlikely to be met.

Coutinho has been on loan at Bayern Munich this season, and Barcelona will reluctantly accept a similar deal for the upcoming campaign.

The 27-year old has been linked with a return to the Premier League, with Spanich outlet Sport claiming Chelsea are leading the race.

 

 

The Blues would have to over Coutinho’s £11.5m salary for the 12 month loan and Sport claim Barcelona will demand a mandatory purchase clause is inserted into the deal.

Frank Lampard’s side will in that case be able to sign Coutinho for £53million the following summer.

Barcelona paid Liverpool £142m when they signed him in January 2018.

 

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