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Barca Invited Chelsea To Buy Coutinho

Barca wanted to push Philippe Coutinho to Chelsea after failing to persuade Inter to spend money on a Brazilian midfielder.

Coutinho is on loan to Bayern Munich. But the German team will most likely not renew. The Brazilian midfielder also has no place in the Barca squad and the Camp Nou team wants to sell him to improve the financial situation, which became tragic due to Covid-19 . 

Barca are willing to incur a loss of part of the $ 179 million they spent to recruit Coutinho three years ago from Liverpool. According to Sky Sports , the Catalonia team invited Inter to buy Coutinho in the hope of exchanging striker Lautaro Martinez.

The Argentine striker is Barca's number one target in the next transfer window. But financial difficulties made the Spanish team unable to afford the contract breaking amount of $ 120 million. This is the biggest barrier for Barca because Martinez also wants to join them.

Meanwhile, Chelsea want to strengthen their squad after being banned from buying players at last summer's transfer window. They have recruited Hakim Ziyech from Ajax but with Pedro and Willian expiring next summer, Frank Lampard needs more additions. The London team also expressed interest in Coutinho .

Earlier this month, Coutinho's representative, Kia Joorabchian, announced his client was ready to return to the Premier League. However, Joorabchian fears that no club will be willing to spend large sums of money to activate the blockbuster. In addition to transfer fees, Coutinho's salary is also a big problem. The midfielder is receiving 13.5 million USD per year.

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