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Chelsea identify Coutinho as Hazard replacement

A report from The Mirror suggests that Chelsea will make a move to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona as a replacement for Eden Hazard if they are allowed to sign players this summer. It is believed that the Belgium international will finally make his dream move to Real Madrid this summer. and therefore, the Blues need an ideal replacement when he's gone. Eden Hazard confirmed his potential departure from Stamford Bridge after the Europa League final win against Arsenal in Baku on Wednesday. Therefore, the Blues are resigned to losing their star man. TODAY'S RELIABLE FOOTBALL BETTING TIPS The Blues are reportedly locked in negotiations with Real Madrid for Eden Hazard who has 12 months left in his current contract. Chelsea are holding out for around £100m for the 28-year-ol...
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Barcelona now willing to sell former Liverpool star

With summer yet to come, Barcelona are reportedly ready to listen to offers for former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho due to his recent struggles with the Spanish club. According to an emerging report from Spanish outlet MARCA, the Catalonians have dropped down a bit on the availability of Coutinho in the transfer market, with the Brazilian's future at Camp Nou seemingly hanging on a thin rope. this is because the Spanish giants are now considering his sale if the right offer is made in summer. Coutinho, who tagged Barcelona as his “dream club”, joined the La Liga side from Liverpool during the winter transfer of 2018 and helped the club to secure a La Liga title and Copa del Rey in his first half season with the club whilst putting up an impressive performance. READ: Perform we...
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Rakitic admits that Coutinho’s price is a bit high

Croatia International Ivan Rakitic has admitted that Barcelona paid a high price to acquire the signature od Philippe Coutinho, but hopes that the Brazilian can help Barcelona to secure the La Liga title. According to reports, Coutinho cost Barcelona 160 million euros, which has made him attain the status of the 3rdmost expensive player of all time behind Kylian Mbappe whose final move to PSG on a permanent deal will cost 180 million euros and fellow Brazilian Neymar However, Rakitic who will now face stiffer competition for midfield places in Barcelona's starting line up admitted that the fee for Coutinho is a sign of the times. "My opinion doesn't matter, but the price has gone a bit high, that's what the market dictates," according to quotes from Marca "Every great player is...
Ronaldinho hoping to see Coutinho join Barcelona
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Ronaldinho hoping to see Coutinho join Barcelona

  Barca legend Ronaldinho has opined that Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho would be perfect for Barcelona. He also revealed that he would be delighted to see him join the Catalan outfit. Coutinho was blocked from making the move to Barcelona in the summer. However, Barcelona are yet to call it quits in the pursuit of the Brazilian and are reportedly looking to acquire his signature in January although his current contract runs till 2022. READ: Marotta reveals Juventus interest in Can and Goretzka 'I would be very happy to see such a talented player wear the shirt I wore for so many years,' said Ronaldinho. 'I believe the way he plays will perfectly suit Barcelona and would be delighted to see a player of such quality wear the shirt. 'I like the way Coutinho play...
Klopp names Mario Gotze as best player he’s worked with
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Klopp names Mario Gotze as best player he’s worked with

  Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that German international Mario Gotze is the best player he has worked with. The likes of Coutinho and Lewandowski missed out on the manager's affection for his best ever managed player. Klopp has been opportuned to work with some of the finest footballing talents in his stay at Dortmund and now at Anfield. He led Borussia Dortmund to a Bundesliga title win with a squad that paraded international stars and World Cup winners. READ: HAZARD REVEALS IT WILL BE A DREAM TO PLAY FOR ZIDANE However, Mario Gotze is the player the manager holds in the highest regard in terms of the working relationship he's had with players he's managed. When asked to pick the favorite player he has worked with at a charity event in Cape Town, he responded ...