Chelsea have enquired about signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho this summer, as a replacement for Eden Hazard is wanted. Despite the fact Hazard has been in spectacular form for Chelsea over the course of this season, and despite the fact he has helped the club achieve their goals of getting back inside the top four, all headlines have been about his exit.
It is no secret that Spanish giants real Madrid are keen to take Hazard away from London and to La Liga, especially as they will be able to acquire his services for a bargain fee.
The Belgian superstar is entering the final year of his Chelsea contract and will be able to leave for nothing in just 12 months time, meaning the Blues need to get rid this season.
And according to reports in the media owner Roman Abramovic wants unhappy Barcelona star Coutinho to come in and help fill the void of the Belgian when he leaves.
The Brazilian has not made the impact that many expected since his move from Liverpool, and reports in the Spanish press have claimed that he could be sold at the end of the season, especially after the Champions League semi-final loss to the Reds.
And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim the Premier League big boys are keen on the former Liverpool man, with Barcelona open to the idea of letting the midfielder leave the club.
Coutinho may not be having the best of seasons at Barcelona, but that could be a good thing for the Premier league giants as the Spaniards will surely be open to letting the Brazilian leave the club for a bargain fee.
They paid Liverpool £142 million to secure a deal, but could be willing to let him leave for just £65 million, which is a bargain for the type of player Coutinho is.
He is world class and could help fill the void if Hazard does indeed leave the club at the end of the season.