Coutinho wants Prem return with Barca to use him as bait to land Spurs’ Ndombele

first_imgPHILIPPE COUTINHO has made returning to the Premier League a “top priority” and Barcelona could use him in a transfer move for Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Spanish reports say.The Brazilian is on loan at Bayern Munich, where he has nine goals and eight assists in 32 games, but the German champions have indicated they do not wish to pay £100million to make the move permanent.2 Philippe Coutinho has made returning to the Premier League a ‘top priority’2 Mundo claim Barcelona could use Coutinho in a bid to sign Tanguy NdombeleIt leaves Barca searching for a buyer, with the club having no intention of keeping Coutinho, who they paid £142m for in 2018.According to Mundo, the 27-year-old is desperate to return to England, with London rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all monitoring his situation.But it is claimed LaLiga champions are interested in signing Spurs powerhouse Ndombele – who arrived in the capital this summer from Lyon in a club-record £65m move.It is said the Spanish kings will attempt to offer Coutinho in a transfer deal for Ndombele.Spurs tried to sign the playmaker on loan last summer, before he moved to Munich.Coutinho was said to have been put off by a switch to Tottenham, and despite Barca sending the necessary transfer documents, Spurs signed Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis instead.The summer window could see another attempt to land the playmaker, but reports from Spain suggest Chelsea have already been in contact with Barca over a potential deal.Transfer NewsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaGossipNO BALE OUTGareth Bale’s Real Madrid future in limbo with NO firm transfer offers yetGossipJOR BLIMEY!Jorginho’s agent says Chelsea ace is being chased by two top European clubsIt is even said that Blues boss Frank Lampard has spoken personally with the ex-Liverpool star in a bid to persuade him to make a switch to Stamford Bridge.Coutinho’s ability to play both out wide and in an attacking midfield role will suit Lampard, who often switches between a three-man midfield with two wingers, or a 4-2-3-1 formation that would allow the Brazilian to play in the No10 role.But the creative midfielder’s hefty £100m price tag could see clubs in England try to get Barca to loan out the unwanted Nou Camp flop.How Chelsea could line up with Coutinho and Dembele joining Ziyech if Lampard lands summerlast_img

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