Barcelona chief confirms Philippe Coutinho exit – Bayern agreement reached
Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a Barcelona exit all summer.
After a number of Premier League sides failed in their bid to sign the Barcelona star, it has been the job of European teams to try and secure the player’s signature.
Bayern Munich and PSG have been the two giants attempting to land Coutinho in recent weeks.
And it looks like the German club have won the race, with Barcelona chief Amor confirming that an agreement has been reached.
“There is a principle of agreement with Bayern,” he told Movistar.
The deal is likely to see Coutinho move on loan for one season.
But Coutinho is said to have rejected the chance to join the French champions.
“Neymar is talking a lot in recent days, we can not be on this issue, what has to happen will happen, until the market remains open, now we must focus on winning the first League game,” Amor continued.
The news comes just hours after reports in Brazil suggested Coutinho was set to stay put.
Speaking this week, Barca boss Ernesto Valverde spoke out about Coutinho’s future.
“We do not know what will happen, but Philippe is a player who is with us,” he told reporters.
“He has not played but the plan we have with him is the same.
“We’ll see if he plays a few minutes on Saturday.
“But he is a player who is with us and we have him, of course.
“He is with us and we think he will continue with us.
“In all these transfer windows there is talk of many things.”