​Barcelona could find themselves in limbo with regards to Philippe Coutinho as reports from Germany, via AS, claim that the Bavarians aren’t willing to trigger the buy-out clause of the Brazilian.

The midfielder joined Barcelona in the winter window of 2018 in a big-money move worth around €160million but failed to settle down at the Camp Nou. As a result, he was loaned to ​Bayern Munich last summer with €8.5m in loan fees and an option to buy him outright for €120m.

However, the German giants aren’t willing to make such a huge investment on him and, instead, are keener on extending Ivan Perisic’s stay permanently by paying his buy-out clause of €20 million. As a result, they won’t be pursuing a permanent move for the player, which could end up putting the Catalans in a dilemma.

As Bayern won’t sign him permanently, Coutinho will be set to return to the Camp Nou in the summer. Since he is somewhat of a forgotten figure in Barcelona, the officials of the club will now have to make a decision regarding the future of the Brazilian.

They could either put him up for sale for a cut-price or have Quique Setien incorporate him into the team and once again try to breathe life into the Brazilian’s Barcelona career.

Lots to think about for the Camp Nou outfit ahead of next season.