Chelsea star backs Barcelona to sign Liverpool ace Coutinho

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/12/2017

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has back his former club Barcelona to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho in January transfer window.

The Catalan has made three previous bids for the 25-year-old former Inter Milan with the Reds stood firm in their desire not to sell one of their prize assets.

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But after performances like the one in Liverpool’s 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night – in which he scored a hat-trick as the Kops' skipper on the night, Barca’s desire to land him at Camp Nou at the earliest opportunity has certainly grown.

Coutinho is still believed to be keen on moving to Nou Camp and Chelsea star Fabregas has backed him to make the move.

When asked about the Liverpool talisman, Fabregas told TV3: “I think he's a great player.

“I see Barca's style, the truth is that it has the level... From where I see it, he is more comfortable inside, but the good thing about this player is that he can play in various positions.

“Being versatile is also important."

Fabregas left Arsenal for his boyhood club in 2011 but returned to the Premier League with Chelsea three years later.