Philippe Coutinho spotted at Bayern Munich/Expected to join up with squad on Tuesday

Updates on Philippe Coutinho’s imminent loan switch from Barcelona to Bayern Munich have surfaced online this afternoon.

Barca exit incoming

On the back of a disappointing campaign with the Blaugrana last time out, Brazilian attacker Coutinho has been hotly-tipped for a Camp Nou departure all summer.

Mounting claims last week insisted that a return to the Premier League was very much on the cards for the 27-year-old, but, in the end, a move to either Arsenal or Tottenham failed to come to fruition before the close of the English transfer window.

This subsequently led to links to PSG hotting up.

A potential swap deal which would see Coutinho make his way, along with a large cash sum, to the Parc des Princes, in exchange for Neymar, had long been touted:

Bayern bound

The French champions, however, were usurped as favourites to seal a deal for the Brazilian over the course of the last week.

This came on the back of Bayern Munich entering the fray.

And, following mounting claims that the Bavarian powerhouse were inching towards a surprise loan deal with Barcelona, Blaugrana spokesman Guillermo Amor confirmed on Friday that an ‘agreement in principle’ had been found:

“I can confirm that there’s an agreement in principle in the case of Coutinho’s loan [to Bayern].”

Coutinho arrives

The announcement of Coutinho’s Allianz Arena switch, meanwhile, now appears imminent.

Footage has emerged online this afternoon of the 27-year-old walking out of Bayern’s medical facility, having undergone tests ahead of his transfer:

It has since been added that Coutinho is expected to join up with the rest of Niko Kovac’s squad for the first time on Tuesday, to begin training:

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