Date Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 3:51 PM
Bayern Munich are talking about an agreement to sign Philippe Coutinho loaned from Barcelona, with the possibility of making the signing permanent next summer, according to reports.
The Brazilian international has been flattering since his £ 142m switch from Liverpool to the Nou Camp in January 2018.
The Catalan giants wanted to offload the 27-year-old, who was originally signed to replace Andreas Iniesta, this summer by either a loan or a permanent transfer.
And during their reported loan estimates of € 35 million from Coutinho set Tottenham the transfer deadline, it seems they may have finally found a surprise witness in Bayern Munich.
According to RAC1, the Bundesliga giants jumped to the front of the queue to sign Coutinho, with the player expected to sign on an initial one-year loan. Bayern will also likely meet the player's £ 240,000 weekly salary requirements.
Discussing his future just last month, Coutinho said: "I have a contract with Barcelona, it has always been my desire to succeed in this club, but now I am completely focused here (with Brazil) and about the future (with Barca) we do not know what will happen.
"Many things in the media just aren't true, but we don't know what's going to happen in the future, that's the truth.
"It's clear that the arrival of big names is always a pleasure for a squad that wants to win."
PSG and Inter Milan were also mentioned as Coutinho's suitors this summer, but it appears neither side is ready to move or fund such a deal – giving Bayern a seemingly free run at the Brazilian player's landing.
Liverpool were also mentioned as candidates to sign Coutinho, but it seemed that Jurgen Klopp had other ideas.