Chelsea identifies Barca star as Hazard's replacement

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 01/02/2019

Chelsea has identified Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho as a replacement for Eden Hazard who is eyeing a move to Real Madrid in the coming summer.

Hazard is primed for a move to Spain next season with Real Madrid in pole position to land the Belgian superstar, Report in Calciomercato says could sign former Liverpool star Coutinho as a replacement for Hazard in the summer and the Blues directors are keen on bringing the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge.

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Real Madrid is keen on signing the Hazard following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in the last summer and Chelsea manager Even Maurizio Sarri recently stated he is willing to let Hazard leave, meaning Chelsea will now lend their focus on signing a high profile replacement for their superstar.

Coutinho might consider a move to Stamford Bridge after experiencing a dip in form and the time at the Camp Nou has not gone as planned.

Barcelona sign the Coutinho with a £142 million last year and the club might allow him to leave in the coming summer as they aimed to raise some cash to fund a move for Neymar.

Paris Saint-Germain is also considering a move for Coutinho following the speculations surrounding Neymar’s future at the French capital.