BERLIN – Bayern Munich are to finalise details on the transfer of midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a one-season loan deal with an option for a permanent transfer, the club has confirmed.
The German record champions have also signed 20-year-old midfielder Michael Cuisance from Borussia Moenchengladbach, it was confirmed on Saturday.
Bayern said following their 2-2 season-opening draw with Hertha Berlin on Friday evening that "a basic framework" for the transfer of Coutinho had been reached with Barcelona.
The 27-year-old Brazil midfielder is expected in Munich in the next few days to finalise the deal and complete a medical.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said he and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic had travelled to Barcelona to reach agreement with the player and the Spanish club.