Tottenham ‘to rival Chelsea’ in race to sign Coutinho

Tottenham could join Chelsea in the race to snap up Phillipe Coutinho, according to the Daily Mirror.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with the former Liverpool forward and are reportedly in talks to sign him on loan from Barcelona for next season.

But the Mirror suggest Spurs are interested and could also make a move for the Brazilian.

Coutinho failed to establish himself at Barcelona after joining the Catalan giants from Liverpool.

He has been on loan from Barca at Bayern Munich and the German club are not expected to take up an option to buy him.

That could pave the way for a return to the Premier League – and perhaps a move to London.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made no secret of his desire to add to his attacking options, having not managed to do so during the January transfer window.

He also looks likely to have to replace Willian and Pedro, whose contracts at Stamford Bridge are soon to expire.

Spurs are reported to be favourites to sign Willian, who has also been linked with Arsenal.

Chelsea have offered Willian a two-year contract but he has made it clear he wants a three-year deal and is likely to move on.

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