Philippe Coutinho has struggled to impress in recent times at Barcelona and his future at the Camp Nou beyond this season remains uncertain.
The front page of Sport claims several clubs have already contacted the Brazil international’s environment to see if there is any possibility of a transfer in the summer.
Coutinho is valued around €130m and his agents have to find a club who will have the financial muscle to meet the La Liga winners’ valuation for the midfielder.
He arrived at the Catalan club from Liverpool in January 2018 after shining for the Reds during his time in the Premier League, a return to England could be a possibility for him.
When looking for suitors, Chelsea are pushed forward by Sport and it’s claimed they ‘want’ the 26-year-old, as they have identified him to be Eden Hazard’s replacement at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium international, who is valued around €150m, has less than 18 months on his contract with the Blues and has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.
FIFA have banned the English side from registering players for the next two transfer windows and Chelsea are waiting for Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to give their verdict on the transfer ban.
If the ban is temporarily lifted, then Chelsea can bring in new players in the summer and could then make an approach for Coutinho.
The South American, on the other hand, would be happy to join them as he could play alongside his compatriots Willian, David Luiz, Emerson and Jorginho at Chelsea.
For Coutinho to join Chelsea, he will have to wait for CAS’ verdict on the Blues transfer ban and if it’s not overturned, then the former Anfield star has to find another club, if he decides to leave Barca.