CHELSEA are in negotiations with Philippe Coutinho over a summer transfer, according to reports.
The Brazilian, 27, is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona for the season.
But according to Sport, the Bavarians are unwilling to exercise their £105million option to buy him at the end of his spell.
And now it is thought Chelsea made a march on their rivals to land Coutinho by contacting the player's agent Kia Joorabchian, with whom they have a strong relationship.
The Blues are up against a number of other sides in the hunt, though, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal among the interested parties.
Barcelona signed Coutinho from Liverpool in January 2018 for £145million.
But just 18 months later – and with 21 goals in 76 appearances – he was shipped out to Bayern on loan.
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