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Bayern Munich are interested in signing Philippe Coutinho on loan, should he not be involved in a potential swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain which would involve Neymar returning to Barcelona, according to Sky in Germany.
The Bundesliga club are closely monitoring the negotiations over Neymar between Barcelona and PSG – and if Coutinho is not included in the deal – they will prepare a bid for the former Liverpool midfielder.
Barcelona have previously placed an £80m price tag on the Brazilian and would prefer to see Coutinho leave the Nou Camp on a permanent transfer before the window shuts for European clubs on September 2.
Sky Sports News understands Bayern Munich would be looking to agree a two-year loan arrangement with Barcelona, similar to the deal they secured for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez in 2017.
Bayern have already brought in Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic on a season-long loan, as well as French full-back duo Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard as well as Marco Friedl and Jann-Feite Arp.