Why Chelsea transfer target Philippe Coutinho won’t join Everton

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Premier League club Everton are also reportedly in the race for Chelsea transfer target Philippe Coutinho.

According to former Premier League striker Darren Bent, Coutinho will reject the chance to join Everton over fears of family safety due to his past connection with bitter rivals Liverpool.

When asked whether Goodison Park could be a possible destination for Coutinho, Bent told Football Insider: “I’m not sure if that’s going to happen.

“Coutinho, I feel a little bit sorry for Coutinho because I feel like he’s being handed around, being offered to clubs left, right and centre.

“This is a guy with a lot of quality. He’s gone to Barcelona, maybe doesn’t quite fit the way they want to play which is quite surprising.

“If Everton can get him, I’m not quite sure he would go there, just for the safety of his family and stuff. I’m not sure that’s the right thing to do but if they can get him it would be a fantastic signing. I can see him going elsewhere.”

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