Between now and the summer transfer window officially open, here at Vital Chelsea, we expect the club to be linked with a plethora of players.
Many will be simply dismissed as mere speculation; others could very well appear on a wish-list whilst others will be based on solid foundations.
This morning one piece of transfer tittle-tattle has appeared that I currently find hard to categorise, but I certainly find it interesting.
The news source, The Sport, is reporting that Chelsea have been in talks, with Barcelona, about the possibility of signing the midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, on loan next season.
Since joining the Catalan giants, the 27-year-old midfielder has struggled to make the expected impact and is currently on loan at the Bundesliga club, Bayern Munich.
Barcelona, when purchasing the Brazilian, paid a reputed €160 million, it’s a fee that has stopped any club from buying the player, from Barcelona, as they’d like the majority of that fee back.
Now whether Chelsea will be successful in what could be seen as an audacious move remains to be seen but if the deal were to go ahead, Coutinho would be quite capable of producing those instinctive passes that would make Chelsea more clinical in front of goal, something Frank Lampard has bemoaned on many an occasion this season.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we’d be interested to hear your views on the above piece of speculation, please feel free to drop a few words into the comment facility beneath this article.
Philippe Countinho On Loan From Barcelona?
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