Coutinho eyes long-term Bayern stay

Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho would reportedly prefer to join Chelsea over Manchester United this summer.

Philippe Coutinho is hoping to make his loan switch to Bayern Munich permanent in the future and wants to win plenty of silverware at his new club.

After a disappointing 18-month spell at Barcelona, the Brazil international has moved to the Allianz Arena on a year-long loan deal and was unveiled to the media on Monday.

It is not known if he will return to the Nou Camp next summer and much will depend on Barca’s recruitment between now and then.


The former Liverpool forward admits that things could have been better with the Spanish giants but is now focusing his efforts on the Bavarians in both the short and long term.

“Concerning Barcelona, things didn’t work out the way we wanted,” he said. “But that’s the past. This is a new club, a big club, an important club. I hope I’ll be here for a long time and win lots of titles.”