Chelsea are reportedly ready to pay Philippe Coutinho’s huge loan fee and full salary to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
Spanish publication Sport claims Barcelona have put Coutinho up for sale after Bayern made it clear they will not trigger the option to buy him permanently.
According to the report, Barcelona are demanding a €90million fee to clubs who want to sign the Brazilian playmaker this summer.
The Catalan club still want to keep the loss from the sale at a minimum though, considering they paid £142m to recruit Coutinho from Liverpool.
Such investment is considered too much by the interested parties, including Chelsea.
The report claimed Chelsea want to bring Coutinho to Stamford Bridge on a loan deal and ready to pay the loan fee of around €13m, as well as the 27-year-old’s full salary.
According to the Express, Coutinho’s annual salary could reach up to £11.5m.
The loan fee is similar to what Bayern Munich are paying this season, but Barcelona want to include an obligation to buy clause in the loan deal which Chelsea are reluctant to.
Sport claimed Coutinho’s price after another year of amortisation would be around €60m, a more acceptable figure for Chelsea.
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