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Philippe Coutinho would ‘love to stay’ at Bayern Munich

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The Brazilian is on loan from Barcelona

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Philippe Coutinho seems to be enjoying life on loan at Bayern Munich and has said he would love to stay at the Allianz Arena.

The Brazilian joined the German giants in August on a season-long loan, although the deal does include an option to buy for €120 million.

Coutinho has managed three goals and five assists in 18 appearances for Bayern and is hopeful he can continue with the club after this season.

“I’m very comfortable. I plan to stay here for the year and I’m focused on my time here.

”If everything fits, then I’d love to stay.”

Source | Marca

The 27-year-old’s future at the club may also depend on who takes over on a permanent basis. Hanski Flick is at the helm since Niko Kovac was sacked in November but is likely to be replaced by a bigger name.

Bayern are also likely to baulk at Coutinho’s price tag of €120m. They smashed their transfer record earlier this year to bring in Lucas Hernandez for €80m and would have to do so again to land Coutinho.