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DONE DEAL: Bayern Munich confirm deal for Philippe Coutinho

Bayern Munich have confirmed they have a deal for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

The Brazilian was left out of Barca's squad for their opening league game away at Athletic Bilbao tonight, and had been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp all summer.

The former Liverpool midfielder moves to the German side on loan with an option to buy.

A tweet from their official account said: " #FCBayern and @FCBarcelona have agreed a deal in principle for the transfer of @Phil_Coutinho on loan with an option to buy. More to follow..."

A further statement on the Bundesliga side's website stated that the deal is a season long loan with an option for it to be made permanent after that.

Coutinho is expected to arrive in Munich over the next few days to complete a medical and sign a contract for his new side.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “The name doesn't matter, only the quality. We've watched him for quite some time."

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