The Blues have been reported to be making a summer move for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho as they continue to search for a potential replacement for Eden Hazard, according to reports from Calciomercato.
The Brazil international, who joined Barcelona during the winter transfer in 2018 from Liverpool, has been struggling for form for the Catalonia giants aving been able to register 11 goals and two assists in 47 appearances with consistency being his strongest battle.
His struggles with Barcelona will be opening a door for Chelsea to bring the player back to the Premier League. With Eden Hazard more likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, having always been heavily linked with Real Madrid.
The Brazilian attacker on the other hand is yet to meet up with the expectations Barcelona expected of him, with rumours claiming the Spanish giants want to get rid of the attacker which wi make things great for Chelsea who is keen.
Reports from Calciomercato aslos claims that if the Blues failed to sign the former Liverpool star, they will quickly opt to sign Lille ace Nicolas Pepe, who has been running riot in the Ligue 1 scoring 19 goals and 11 assist so far this season.
All Chelsea links to sign players will only be possible if they end up winning the appeal against two-window transfer ban.