Barcelona Star Coutinho Set To Join Bayern On Loan

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Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is close to joining Bayern Munich on a season-long loan.

The Brazil international, 27, was left out of Barcelona’s squad for their La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.

“We can confirm that there is an agreement in principle for the loan of Coutinho to Bayern,” said Barcelona club director Guillermo Amor before the match.

“We just have to finalise the deal.”

Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in a £142m deal in January 2018.

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