- Bayern had the option to sign Coutinho for €120m.
- Club's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that they won't sign him.
- The Brazilian is certain to return Camp Nou although Barca reportedly consider selling him.
"The option has expired and we have not used it," said Rummenigge. "Now we must do the internal planning of the budget."
As a reminder, the Brazilian joined Bayern back in summer on loan. The transaction itself cost the German side €8.5m and they had the option to make the move permanent for €120m.
'Phil' has bagged nine goals and eight assists for the Bavarians in 32 appearances across all competitions this season.
For now, Coutinho's future is up in the air. Reportedly, the Catalans will try to sell him. Clubs like Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and even Newcastle United have been named as potential destinations.
However, Quique Setien has revealed a while back that he has a free spot in the squad for the 27-year-old if the club decide to keep him. The only sure thing is that the Brazil international is bound to return to Camp Nou, at least for the time being.
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