Chelsea set sights on Coutinho

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Barcelona need to raise funds this summer, with Antoine GriezmannSamuel UmtitiIvan Rakitic and, er, Martin Braithwaite all up for grabs.

Philippe Coutinho is also being hawked around and The Sun reckons Chelsea have already been in touch with the Brazilian’s agent.

Coutinho spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich and while the Germans like the Brazilian, they have no intention of triggering their £105million buy-out clause. Which seems sensible…

The Blues are said to be the frontrunners for Coutinho at present and The Sun’s report suggests the former Liverpool star ‘could be available for between £52million and £70million’.

The Evening Standard, though, says Barca have set his price at the highest end of that bracket, since £70million is still less than half the price they paid Liverpool in 2018.

AND THE REST

Juve will offer Douglas Costa to Manchester City in exchange for Gabriel Jesus… Real Madrid will refuse any offer from City for Raphael Varane… Newcastle haven’t yet given up on Lille’s Boubakary Soumare, who refused a move to St James’ Park in January…

Real are also interested in the midfielder.

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By Football365.com

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