Philippe Coutinho has named his dream club amid talk of Arsenal transfer

Philippe Coutinho has given a clear indication of his future plans following his departure from Bayern Munich.

The attacker leaves Bayern as a European champion after helping them claim the Champions League earlier this month and now returns to Barcelona.

His future at Barca is far from certain, though, with the decision to loan him out 12 months ago seemingly a sign that his time at the Nou Camp was coming to an end.

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Recently he has been heavily linked to Arsenal, with agent Kia Joorabchian confirming that the Brazilian wants a move to the Premier League.

The Gunners have a close relationship with Joorabchian and appeared to be one of the few clubs interested in signing the former Liverpool star in a deal that would most likely be on loan.

Yet recent reports have claimed that new Barca boss Ronald Koeman is open to keeping Coutinho at the Nou Camp – a stance that may well be strengthened by the news that Lionel Messi wants to leave the club.

Speaking after winning the Champions League, Coutinho revealed his joy at ending his time at Bayern Munich on a high.

The 28-year-old also hinted that his desire is to stay at Barcelona, claiming it was a dream of his to move to the club when he signed from Liverpool in 2018.

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