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FC Barcelona News: 19 August 2019; Philippe Coutinho Deal Made Official

FC Bayern Muenchen Unveils New Signing Philippe Coutinho Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Agreement with Bayern Munich for Philippe Coutinho loan | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho to the German club for the 2019/20 season. Bayern Munich will pay 8.5 million euros and the player’s wages. The agreement also sees an option to buy for Bayern fixed at 120 million euros.

Barcelona trail both Madrid clubs by three points for first time since 2004 | Marca
It’s very early in the LaLiga Santander season, with just one matchday in the books, but Real Madrid are top of the pile after their 3-1 win over Celta Vigo and Barcelona are down in the bottom half after losing their opener at Athletic Club by a 1-0 scoreline.

Optimism at Barcelona over the signing of Neymar | Sport
Everything is still the same regrading Neymar’s future, with all to play for. Madrid are financially able to make a big offer for the forward but also need to rid themselves of the salary of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.

Arturo Vidal is not going anywhere | Sport
Arturo Vidal is not moving from Barcelona. The Chilean is enjoying himself in the Catalan capital and has no intention of changing environment, no matter what rumours spring up. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is happy with his performance too. Two plus two equals four.

Diego Simeone calls on La Liga to change transfer window date | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes the La Liga transfer window should close before the start of the season. The 2019-20 summer window remains open for La Liga clubs until September 2nd, despite the season kicking off on August 16, and the Argentinian wants that to change.

Olympique Marseille - Juventus: Final battle for Miranda | Sport
Juan Miranda is one of Barcelona’s great youth academy pearls. The left-back is one of the best around for his age, and was picked in the U19 Euros team of the tournament after Spain’s victory. However with Junior Firpo’s arrival, it seems there’s no place for him at Barcelona.

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