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Chelsea boss Lampard determined to bring Coutinho back to England

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is determined to bring Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho back to England this summer.

Sport says Barcelona are desperate to offload Coutinho this summer after he has failed to impress in a temporary spell at Bayern Munich.

There were signs Barca could find it difficult to move the 27-year-old on due to demands over his transfer fee, as the La Liga giants want at least £70million in return.

But Chelsea could offer an alternative solution to both Barca and Coutinho, by taking him on a season-long loan which could eventually be made permanent.

And it's emerged Chelsea are already in talks over a potential deal involving Coutinho.

The London club wanted to sign the playmaker last summer, but were still under a UEFA-imposed transfer ban.

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