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More competition for Sarpreet Singh than Bayern Munich move for Philippe Coutinho

  Sarpreet Singh was left at the opening of Bayern Munich on the bench.


Sarpreet Singh was left on the bench at the opening of Bayern Munich.

The next arrival of Bayern Munich could encounter Sarpreet Singh from the squad of the matchday.

The Kiwi was an unused substitute when Bayern played at the beginning of the Bundesliga season with a 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin signing Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho for a year.

"I can confirm that [club chairman] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and I have been in Barcelona this week and have reached a consensus with FC Barcelona, ​​the player and the agent, we had very good talks and I want to also thank FC Barcelona, ​​"said Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic to the station ZDF.

"Of course there are still a few details to clarify, the medical and the signature, but we are very happy that we can get this player to Bayern."

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Barcelona's director of institutional relations, Guillermo Amor, Earlier it was said that there was "a first agreement" for the transfer, which, however, was not yet completed had been.

Cupid spoke before Barcelona lost 1-0 to their opening match at Athletic Bilbao.

The 27-year-old Coutinho was not included in the squad.

Coutinho did not live up to expectations after joining Barcelona in 2017 for a record € 160 million ($ 276 million) transfer from Liverpool.

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<p>  Bayern Munich are close to the entry of Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho. </p>
<p class= The Brazilian playmaker scored 21 goals in 75 games for the Catalan club, but was criticized by the fans for failing to do his best in crucial games

Bayern pursued German winger Leroy Sane as their first goal in the match to close the gap left by the departing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. After a serious knee injury at Manchester City, Bayern turned to the alternatives.

Salihamidzic also confirmed that Bayern were close to signing French midfielder Michael Cuisance from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach to rescue a draw in their season opener.

They were without a new signing, the Croatian international Ivan Perisic, another player, the S ingh has to compete with a place in the squad of the game day.

Robert Lewandowski scored twice for the seven-time defending champion, but the Bayern did not seize their chances and made the setback after Hertha took the chance. Two mistakes made twice within three minutes.

Lewandowski did not have to wait long before opening his league account in the 24th minute to change Serge Gnabry's cross after Joshua Kimmich had plenty of room to go through in the middle.

A defeat seemed possible as Hertha's defense continued to be shaky, but Dodi Lukebakio scored no chance for the visitors in the 36th minute from distance.

Marko Grujic surprised the home fans with a 2-1 win three minutes later. He won a duel against Benjamin Pavard before hitting Ibisevic for a pass and rounding out Neuer

Bayern started the second half like the first before the VAR intervened after Grujic Lewandowski's jersey drew from behind and the striker crashed.

Lewandowski wiped off to equalize after an hour.

] Singh is not needed by coach Niko Kovac for the second game in a row and may have to return to the reserve team on Tuesday (NZT) for the game against Hallesher.

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