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Philippe Coutinho returns to Barca from Bayern

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Bayern Munich formally bid farewell to Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho on Wednesday after his year – long loan deal from Barcelona expired with the newly -crowned European champions declining , as expected , to sign him permanently.
“ With his creativity and excellent technique , he livened up our game in this triple- winning season , ” said Bayern chairman Karl – Heinz Rummenigge, who made it clear last month they would not bring Coutinho to Munich permanently .
The 28 – year – old rebooted his career in Bavaria after a frustrating period in Barcelona following his high – profile transfer from Liverpool in 2018 .
Coutinho netted 11 goals , creating nine more , in 38 games for Bayern , including scoring twice in the 8- 2 mauling the Germans handed his club Barcelona in the jaw- dropping Champions League quarter- final .
He also came on as a second – half replacement in Bayern ’ s 1 – 0 win over Paris Saint- Germain in the Lisbon final .
Coutinho struggled to make the starting side in Munich once Bayern head coach Hansi Flick replaced Niko Kovac last November , preferring Thomas Mueller in the attacking midfield role at the Brazilian ’ s expense .
Having paid 8. 5 million euros ( $10 million ) to have Coutinho on loan , Bayern opted not to use the buy option of 120 million euros.
“ Making any further investments of this magnitude in these difficult economic times… are also difficult for us , ” Rummenigge said in mid- August.
However , Coutinho seems to have a future in Barcelona as new head coach Ronald Koeman reportedly phoned him on Monday to assure the Brazilian he is part of his planning for the coming season .

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Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open title

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Novak Djokovic claimed a record 36 th Masters crown on Monday, beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of the Italian Open .
The world number one won 7 – 5 , 6 – 3 to break a tie with Spanish rival Rafael Nadal for most master titles .
For Djokovic , it was a fifth title in the warm – up clay – court tournament for next week ’ s French Open .
Nine- time Rome winner Nadal, the defending champion, fell in the quarter -finals to eighth- seed Schwartzman .

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Onuachu Voted Man Of The Match In Genk’s Win Vs Mechelen

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Onuachu Voted Man Of The Match In Genk’s Win Vs Mechelen
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has been voted Genk’s Man of the Match after scoring two goals in their 3-1 home win against Mechelen in the Belgian Jupiler on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.
Genk announced Onuachu as the most outstanding player on their verified Twitter handle on Monday.
Onuachu took his goal tally in the league to four in five games after Sunday’s game.
He opened scoring in the 10th minute before adding the third goal in the 68th minute.
He has now scored in consecutive games after getting on the score sheet in the 5-2 defeat at Beerschot last week Monday.

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Jesse Lingard to Tottenham transfer hinges on Dele Alli exit

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Jesse Lingard moving to Tottenham this transfer window hinges on whether or not Dele Alli leaves.


The Manchester United ace has been octracised from the group by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

After hiring Mino Raiola as his agent, Lingard has been looking at the exit door at Old Trafford.

A way back into the starting XI looks improbable, especially after the signings of Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek.

Lingard had been linked with several Italian teams, including AC Milan, Fiorentina and Roma.

But that interest has died down after United slapped a whopping £30m price-tag on the England international.

With the transfer window eking out, it appeared likely that Lingard would be spending the season with United.

But Tottenham have emerged as shock contenders for his signature in the past few days.

The 27-year-old had played his best football under Jose Mourinho while he was in charge of the Red Devils and a reunion is on the cards.

However, Spurs already have a number of attacking players in the same position, including Giovani Lo Celso, Steven Bergwijn and Alli.

And unless Mourinho can shift one, the likelihood of Lingard joining remains slim.

According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, it is largely dependant on whether or not The Special One can offload Alli.

The former MK Dons star has suffered from a steep decline after a horror year that saw him suffer from injuries and poor form. With the arrival of Gareth Bale, there is no room for Alli and the club are trying to get him out before the transfer window ends.

Paris St-Germain are the most interested in his services with club officials keen on a deal.

Real Madrid had been notified but are opting against a transfer with their own house to get in order in terms of outgoing players.

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