Chelsea want Philippe Coutinho to replace Eden Hazard

According to the Independent the Blues are interested in the Barcelona playmaker

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If Eden Hazard ends up leaving Chelsea to play for Real Madrid, Roman Abramovich wants Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho to replace him, per the Independent.

Martí Pueyo

Chelsea have already signed Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic but they would look to spend some of their transfer haul on Coutinho.

Madrid will not pay the 250 million euros Chelsea want but they could reach a deal with Hazard's contract expiring in 2020. They could barter Chelsea down to 100m euros.

Meanwhile Barca's most expensive signing is not performing as they wanted and in the Clasico on Wednesday he had one of his worst games since joining. Malcom was the surprise pick in the XI and outperformed Coutinho.

Losing the quality of Hazard could be a problem but Chelsea are thinking about Coutinho's fine performances for Liverpool and believe he could be a good signing. 

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