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Leicester serious about summer move for Barcelona midfielder Coutinho

Leicester City are serious about a summer move for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Mundo Deportivo says the Foxes have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in making contact with the agent of Coutinho.

However, the Foxes are not his desired destination this summer, despite their interest in the talented playmaker. The Brazilian favours a move to London and Chelsea.

Bayern Munich's option to buy Coutinho, currently on loan at the German giants from Barcelona - will not be taken up.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers will be keen to link up with the Brazilian once again for the first time since their Liverpool days.

The report also that claims that Leicester have pin-pointed Coutinho, valued at £71m, as a perfect replacement for England star James Maddison, who has been heavily linked with a move away this summer.

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