Chelsea & PSG lead the race to sign Barcelona star

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/04/2019

Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race to sign Barcelona star ahead of the summer transfer, according to report.

Philippe Coutinho has failed to leave up to the expectation since his arrival from Liverpool in last year January and he would be surplus to requirement in Barcelona next season if he chooses to remain at Camp Nou with the La Liga Champions set to listen to offer for the Brazilian midfielder.

Coutinho’s form has been inconsistent this season and Barcelona is set to move on, Manchester United has been linked with the former Liverpool start, but according to Sport, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea will go head to head for Coutinho's signature in this summer's transfer window.

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Chelsea is keen on signing the Brazilian midfielder as Eden Hazard replacement- who is prepared to join Real Madrid in the summer.

Chelsea is currently banned from signing new players but will attempt to postpone the suspension, suggesting that they are preparing to spend big ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.

Coutinho has scored 19 times in 64 appearances for the Spanish champions in all competitions.