Chelsea transfer news: Blues targeting former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho as Eden Hazard replacement


Chelsea transfer news: Blues targeting former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho as Eden Hazard replacement

Chelsea are targeting former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho as the ‘perfect replacement’ for Eden Hazard, according to reports.

Hazard, the Belgium forward, has long been linked with a big-money transfer to Real Madrid, and it is believed he will finally complete a move to the Bernabeu this summer.

Could Coutinho seal a return to the Premier League?

Replacing Hazard will be an almost impossible task for the Blues, and it will be all the more difficult should Chelsea’s transfer ban be upheld.

The west London club were given a two-window ban for breaking regulations concerning the signing of underage players, and they are appealing the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

If the ban is overturned or delayed, Calciomercato claim Chelsea will move for Coutinho as the Blues see him as the ‘perfect replacement’ for Hazard.