Chelsea have been warned against signing Philippe Coutinho.

Updated: Mar 25

  • The ex-Liverpool midfielder has been constantly linked with a return move to the Premier League.

  • Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea after the Blues reportedly made contact with Barca over a potential transfer.

The former Liverpool midfielder has struggled to impress since he left the Premier League. [Getty]

Chelsea have been told not to secure the services of Barcelona midfield star Philippe Coutinho this summer.

The former Liverpool playmaker is out on loan with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich after enduring a difficult time at the Camp Nou.

According to widespread reports, the Brazil playmaker is still struggling to impress at the Allianz Arena, leading to rumours suggesting he will be heading back to the LaLiga champions Barca when the transfer window reopens.

However, former Blues captain Frank Leboeuf insists the west London side shouldn't consider signing the Brazil midfield ace.

When quizzed by ESPN whether Coutinho will fit into Frank Lampard's Chelsea side, Leboeuf replied: “I don’t think so.

“Coutinho has been good with Liverpool, so far poor with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

“I would have lots of question marks seeing him coming to Chelsea, to bring what?

“We have young players, very talented, who are very promising.

"We have good midfield players with [Mateo] Kovacic and Jorginho, to organise the game.

“I don’t know where his place would be. If I was the chairman, if I was the coach, I would be very hesitant to pick him up.”

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