Bayern Munich have turned their attention on Barcelona and Brazilian midfielder, Philippe Coutinho during the summer transfer window.
The Bavarians are keen to meet up with Barcelona’s financial request in regards to Coutinho’s loan deal.
The Catalan giants wanted to offload the 27-year-old, who was originally signed to replace Andreas Iniesta, this summer either by loan or permanent transfer.
And while their reported €35m loan valuation of Coutinho put off Tottenham on transfer deadline day, it seems they may have finally found a surprise taker in Bayern Munich.
According to RAC1, the Bundesliga giants have leaped to the front of the queue to sign Coutinho, with the player expected to sign on an initial one-year loan. Bayern are also likely to take on the player’s £240,000 a week salary demands.
Discussing his future just last month, Coutinho said: “I have a contract with Barcelona, it was always my will to succeed in this club, but now I am totally concentrated here (with Brazil) and about the future (with Barca) we do not know what will happen.
“Many things that come out in the media are simply not true but as for my future we do not know what is going to happen, that is the truth.
“It’s clear that the arrival of big names is always good for a squad that wants to win.”