Chelsea given encouraging transfer update on potential £100m Eden Hazard replacement

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Chelsea look to have been given some encouraging transfer news regarding Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazil international has had a difficult time since leaving Liverpool for Barcelona, and it now seems he looks to be offloaded back to the Premier League this summer.

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Reliable journalist Gerard Romero has tweeted an update on Barca’s transfer situation, with Coutinho alongside Ousmane Dembele as a player who looks set to be pushed out by the Catalan giants.

There’s not a huge amount of detail in the tweet and no mention of Chelsea, but it does suggest a move to England is on the cards.

And this follows recent rumours linking Coutinho with CFC as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard.

Cadena Ser claimed the Blues wanted the 26-year-old to fill that role in their side, while Sport have claimed Barcelona could let him go for around £100million.

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Philippe Coutinho could be heading back to the Premier League

Despite his struggles in La Liga, that might not be a bad fee to pay for a player proven in the Premier League and who plays in a similar way to Hazard.

Of course, all of this will hinge on whether or not the west Londoners get a transfer ban this summer, which could also affect whether or not they decide to sell Hazard.

The Belgian has been linked with a move to Real Madrid by a number of sources but the latest from Sky Sports is that the two clubs are still miles apart in terms of agreeing a fee.

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