first_imgTOTTENHAM have reportedly joined Chelsea in the race for Barcelona flop Philippe Coutinho.Sport claims Jose Mourinho wants to bring the ex-Liverpool star to North London after a shaky start to his tenure.1 Spurs have joined Chelsea in the race for Philippe CoutinhoCredit: Getty Images – GettyCoutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and will return to Barca this summer.However, the Spaniards want to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain and are ready to ship Coutinho back to the Premier League.Chelsea are understood to be very keen on the Brazilian playmaker.Current No10 Willian looks set to depart on a free transfer when his contract expires.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsAnd Chelsea are hoping to land Coutinho on loan with the option of a permanent deal in 2021.However, Frank Lampard must now contend with ex-boss Mourinho to bring Coutinho to the capital.It’s said Spurs have made their interest clear, but Chelsea are in pole position after already opening talks with Barcelona.It’s also believed the Blues are ready to agree a compulsory £55million fee in the deal, something which Spurs are reluctant to do.Latest Chelsea newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeBut either way, it now seems inevitable that Coutinho will end up back in the Premier League next season.His agent Kia Joorabchian said: “It is something that he always enjoyed playing in and loved playing, and would probably love to come back and play in.“The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and the Premier League clubs at the end of this (coronavirus) pandemic?”How Chelsea could line up with Coutinho and Dembele joining Ziyech if Lampard lands summerlast_img

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