Coutinho tipped to rediscover best form at Chelsea if he completes transfer

Philippe Coutinho has been tipped to rediscover his best form at Chelsea if he completes a transfer to Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona offered the Brazilian star to Chelsea earlier this week as they look to drum up interest in the ex- Liverpool playmaker.

Coutinho's career has not gone to plan since leaving Anfield in 2018, having struggled to cement a place in Barca's side and failing to impress on loan at Bayern Munich this season.

Bayern have refused to take up their option to by Coutinho at the end of his loan spell, with Chelsea believed to be leading the race for his signature.

And Coutinho's fellow countryman Rivaldo believes a switch to Chelsea could be the perfect move for the 27-year-old to get his career back on track.

Rivaldo said in his Betfair column: "Looking at Coutinho's last few years we can say that he didn't achieved what was expected of him, but he is still has time to recover his best football and with his confidence back he could easily become the same player he was at Liverpool.

"I consider this to be just a not-so-good spell for him, but we can't say that he is playing poorly because it would be a lie, things are simply not running as well as many would expect when he left Liverpool to sign for Barcelona.

"He is still a regular in the Brazilian national team and just hasn't been lucky enough at Barcelona or Bayern, but perhaps that could change with a new club and I believe this would be a nice opportunity for him to get back to his best football at Chelsea."

Barcelona are looking to recoup much of the £142million they paid Liverpool for Coutinho.

Reports suggest Chelsea are keen to take the player on an initial loan deal, with an option to buy, but Barca would prefer a clause guaranteeing his sale.

Blues boss Frank Lampard feels he can get the best out of Coutinho, but would rather pay more at a later date to make his signing permanent than commit to anything long-term at this stage.

PSG are another side linked with Coutinho, but potential suitors are beginning to look thin on the ground.

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