Philippe Coutinho
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Chelsea have been today linked with former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho in the Liverpool Echo.

We are one of three teams named as those who were interested in the Brazil star as his seemingly ill-fated spell at Barcelona goes on.

After getting his dream move last January, he’s really struggled to make an impact in Catalonia, and already we see these links connecting him with a return to the Premier League.

We wouldn’t pay too much attention to them. We’re just being thrown into that story to spice it up. Even if we do sell Eden Hazard for big money this summer, and even if the transfer ban is lifted – which we don’t expect to see happen – that’s just not the kind of move you see us making.

Spending so much on one player, especially one currently struggling, just isn’t our MO. We would rather spend that on a couple of more talented youngsters.

Sadly for us, marquee signings like this one seem to be a thing of the past at Stamford Bridge.

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robert murphy
robert murphy
1 year ago

“Spending so much on one player, especially one currently struggling, just isn’t our MO.” We do it all the time.
“We would rather spend that on a couple of more talented youngsters.” Why spend money on them when we have loads of our own very talented youngsters?