Barcelona’s hierarchy are bracing themselves for interest from Chelsea in Philippe Coutinho, as the Blues go in search of a replacement for Eden Hazard, Goal reports.
Although Coutinho wants to remain at Camp Nou despite a disappointing first full season, some members of the Blaugrana’s board of directors are keen to sell this summer.
The Brazil international has failed to impress since arriving from Liverpool in a £105million deal in January 2018, despite playing his part in two LaLiga title wins.
A disappointing performance against his former club at Anfield, saw Barca crash out of Europe, raising more questions of the 26-year-old.
Chelsea, meanwhile, look set to lose Hazard this summer, with the forward very close to joining Real Madrid.