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Report: Bayern Munich might smash transfer record for Philippe Coutinho

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Could Bayern Munich be looking to purchase Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona?

Tottenham Hotspur v Bayern Muenchen: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

In a report from Sport, the Catalan outlet is indicating that Bayern Munich could shatter its transfer record for Philippe Coutinho. Sport is reporting that the Bavarians might not be opposed to dropping €120 million on the purchase option for the 27-year-old midfielder.

With his spot in the starting line-up looking to be solidified, Bayern Munich could be on its way to locking up Coutinho, while possibly also moving on from Thomas Müller and potentially passing on a bid for Bayer Leverkusen starlet Kai Havertz:

Philippe Coutinho is triumphing at Bayern Munich. His participation in Bayern Munich’s unexpectedly big win over Tottenham in the Champions League has caused everyone to talk about the Brazilian. Coutinho is convincing the technicians and leaders of Bayern Munich, who are willing to execute the purchase option they have on the player next summer, which is valued at 120 million euros.

Last summer, Bayern Munich broke its previous record and spent €80 million on former Atlético Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, who is currently injured, but has performed very well for the Bavarians. Sport also reported that Coutinho has regained some of the “joy” he had lost during his stint with FC Barcelona:

In addition, some information also ensures that Philippe Coutinho is happy now at Bayern Munich and has regained the joy he had lost. Now we will have to wait for the movements made by Bayern to keep Coutinho in house, since there are other clubs that are also interested in the Brazilian.

Clearly, should Coutinho continue to produce, Bayern Munich will have some serious financial decisions to make in the coming months.