Philippe Coutinho: Bayern Munich sign midfielder on loan from Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho: Bayern Munich sign midfielder on loan from Barcelona 1

Bayern Munich have signed attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal which includes an option to buy. New Bayern signing Philippe Coutinho has won 55 caps for Brazil Barcelona say the German side will pay 8.5m euros (£7.78m) to take the Brazilian, 27, on loan while the option to buy stands at 120m euros (£109.84m). Bayern will also pay Coutinho’s wages for the duration of the loan spell. “In Barcelona a lot of things did not turn out as we had imagined,” he said at his…

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Bayern fly to Liverpool without Boateng

Bayern fly to Liverpool without Boateng 2

Bayern Munich jetted to Liverpool for today’s Champions League, last-16 first leg without centre-back Jerome Boateng and hoping French winger Kingsley Coman will be fit. Jerome Boateng Boateng is out with an upset stomach, leaving Mats Hummels to partner Niklas Suele at Anfield. Boateng and Franck Ribery were the biggest names missing when the team flew out of Munich on Monday. Ribery (35) who could replace Coman if he fails to recover from an ankle injury, is expected to travel separately after becoming a father for the fifth time on…

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Franck Ribery: Bayern midfielder fined over angry Salt Bae tweets

Franck Ribery: Bayern midfielder fined over angry Salt Bae tweets 3

German football club Bayern Munich has fined its midfielder Franck Ribery after he posted a series of angry and profanity-laden tweets. Ribery was criticised for posting a video of himself enjoying a gold-covered steak The French player, 35, was responding to criticism after he shared a video of himself enjoying an expensive steak coated with gold. He hit out at “jealous” people and said he owed nothing to the “haters”. The club’s sporting director did not specify how much Ribery had been docked but described the fine as “heavy”. Related…

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