CHELSEA, Manchester United and Leicester have all reportedly contacted Philippe Coutinho's agent ahead of a summer move.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claims the Blues remain the Brazilian's preferred choice but Newcastle have also unofficially registered an interest.

The 27-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona but faces a fight to return before the end of the season following ankle surgery.

The Bundesliga champs have the option to make Coutinho's move permanent but have so far seemed unwilling to meet Barca's £100million price tag.

Recent reports claimed boss Hansi Flick had been hoping to extend the attacker's deal until the Champions League is completed later this summer.