Philippe Coutinho to join Bayern Munich on season-long loan, Barcelona confirm

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas embraces Welsh midfielder Ethan Ampadu as he leaves the pitch after being substituted during their English FA Cup third round match against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge in London on January 5

Philippe Coutinho to join Bayern Munich on season-long loan, Barcelona confirm

Bayern Munich's next arrival could bump Sarpreet Singh out of the match-day squad.

"I can confirm [Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I were in Barcelona last Wednesday".

"I must thank Barcelona".

The resulting penalty, given by VAR, was coolly converted by the Polish striker to bring Bayern back on level terms. It's a very important player for us, not only because of his name but also because of the way he plays.

The Brazil global, who was left out of Barcelona's squad for their La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday which they lost 1-0, looks set to join the German champions following a summer of speculation.

Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January 2018 for an initial 120 million euros ($133 million), plus another 40 million euros in potential add-ons.

Bayern Munich are close to securing the services of Brazilian worldwide Philippe Coutinho.

Three minutes later Bayern found themselves behind when Marko Grujic won an duel with Bayern new signing Benjamin Pavard and then ran on to Ibisevic's pass to steer past Manuel Neuer.

Additionally, the Catalan giants have been heavily linked with a move for former star Neymar, who would be another big name ahead of Coutinho in an already stacked forward line. Sources close to the player confirmed he's expected to travel to Bayern over the weekend for a medical and to finalise his move.

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho, left, talks with Luis Suarez, center, during soccer practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The relationship with the supporters hit a low when he told them to be quiet as he celebrated a goal in a Champions League win over Manchester United at Camp Nou.

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