Chelsea have identified Barcelona star as an ideal replacement for Eden Hazard

By | February 4, 2019

Chelsea reportedly already have plans who they want to sign as a replacement for Eeden Hazard in the summer transfer window.

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has seems to be on top of Maurizio Sarri’s wishlist to replace the Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard.

The Belgian attacker has done little to play down rumours of an end-of-season move to the European champions and Sarri revealed that the final decision will be on a player.

Belgium international forwards departure from Stamford Bridge will leave a huge void to be filled, however, Mundo Deportivo claims that the Blues are already working on a deal for Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian midfielder has spent just a year at Nou Camp, however, has been in and out of the side and is believed to be considering his future, with the Catalan club allegedly prepared to offload him if they receive a serious offer.

Negotiations will begin later this year, it is reported, with the Blues keen to bring the Brazil international back to English top-toer, where he thrived for the Merseyside Reds prior to his £142m exit during the January transfer window of 2018.