The Blues are looking for two Catalan players currently on loan.
A ban on buying players in the previous summer transfer window has allowed Chelsea to afford a big budget for the next transfer window opening. Manager Frank Lampard wants to bring in a world-class player after the Blues are left without Eden Hazard, and his first choice is Barcelona’s Phillipe Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to pay 120m euros for the Brazilian, but will receive the services of the young fullback Mark Cucurella, who has been loaned to Getafe this season. The Bavarians have confirmed earlier that they will not activate the 120 million-euro clause for Coutinho, but Barca want to get rid of him because of the high salary of 12 million euros a year.
Although Quique Setien plans to give Coutinho a new chance, the administration will want to sell him as they plan to invest in Neymar’s return.
As for Coutinho, this is his chance to return to the Premier League after leaving Liverpool.