Barcelona ‘want Chelsea player in Philippe Coutinho exchange’
Barcelona have reportedly informed Chelsea that they would be prepared to accept a Blues player as a makeweight in a potential deal for Philippe Coutinho.
The Spanish champions are believed to have placed Coutinho on the transfer list ahead of this summer’s transfer window, which has led to a host of speculation surrounding the Brazilian’s future.
Chelsea are one of a number of clubs to be credited with an interest in the former Liverpool playmaker, and according to Sport, Barca are prepared to part with the 27-year-old for just £44.5m this summer.
The report, though, claims that the Catalan giants would want a Chelsea player, either a left-back or a central defender, included in the deal.
Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri are both believed to be available for transfer this summer, while Kurt Zouma is currently being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have also been mentioned as possible suitors for Coutinho, who has scored nine times and registered eight assists in 32 appearances on loan at Bayern Munich this season.
Havertz eyes PL move as Real enter race
Kai Havertz may be one of Europe’s most wanted and the Bayer Leverkusen starlet is ready to move to the Premier League, although Real Madrid have entered the race.
The 20-year-old who has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season and the German forward, wanted by Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, apparently favours a move to the UK, The Sun report.
However, with Real Madrid entering the race for Havertz and enough funds to pay the reported £75m asking price, Chelsea and United may face a battle to convince the youngster to snub the LaLiga giants.