Gary Lineker reacts to reports that Chelsea are one of the clubs that have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho


According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are one of the clubs that have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho thissummer


The Brazil international left Liverpool for the Camp Nou in January 2018 for ₤142 million, however he is currently on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich after having a hard time to make an effect in Spain.

The Bundesliga giants paid a preliminary ₤ 8 million loan fee and are covering his ₤11 million-a-year wage, however aren’t keen to pay the ₤109 million Barcelona are requiring to make the movepermanent


A return to the Premier League is on the cards, however it is more than likely to be another loan offer, and the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton will challenge Chelsea for Coutinho’s services.

Boss Frank Lampard will look to reinforce his squad in the next transfer window, and it will be fascinating to see if he can handle to get an offer for the 27- year-old over the line.

The former Liverpool star has 8 goals and 7 assists in 22 Bundesliga games this term, and he has actually developed 30 opportunities.

Coutinho left Anfield with an excellent record, scoring 41 goals, helping 35 others and producing 301 opportunities in 152 Premier Leagueappearances


Landing him will absolutely see the Stamford Bridge outfit have a sensible chance of highly challenging for the top-flight title next season, and he will be more than keen to hit the ground working on his return to England.

Match of the Day speaker Gary Lineker isn’t especially amazed with how Sky Sports have made it look like Barca are just providing Coutinho to a couple of clubs, and here is how he responded to their report on Twitter:

This rubbish constantly makes me laugh. If a club desires to sell a player, they ‘d barely restrict it to a couple of clubs of their picking. “Hi there Mr Abramovich, we want to sell you Coutinho and we don’t want him to go anywhere but Chelsea.” “How considerate, we’ll take him.”

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 22, 2020

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