‘I can’t say what will happen with him after the season’: Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick casts doubt over on loan playmaker Philippe Coutinho’s future with parent club Barcelona keen to sell
- Philippe Coutinho was left out of the Bayern Munich team against Union Berlin
- It’s believed he was sidelined due to ongoing recovery from an ankle injury
- Before the game Hansi Flick said: ‘I can’t say what will happen after the season’
- Coutinho has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United
Philippe Coutinho’s future has been thrown into uncertainty after the 27-year-old was left out of the Bayern Munich squad on Sunday.
The Bundesliga leaders faced Union Berlin during their first match back since football in Germany restarted.
However Coutinho, who is on loan from Barcelona, was sidelined due to ongoing recovery from an ankle injury, according to the Mirror.
Philippe Coutinho was left out of the Bayern Munich team against Union Berlin on Sunday
Having failed to impress in Spain after leaving Liverpool for £145million in 2018, Coutinho hoped to revive his career in Germany.
However, Bayern have made it clear they will not be activating the option to buy Coutinho at the end of his season-long loan, despite scoring nine goals and assisting eight times in all competitions.
With conversation underway with Chelsea, it is believed the Brazilian playmaker could be set for a return to the Premier League.
Bayern manager Hansi Flick gave little away when speaking before their clash with Union Berlin.
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick says he doesn’t know what will happen with Coutinho
He said: ‘I can’t say what will happen with him after the season.
‘Philippe is a good guy and an excellent footballer. I really enjoy working with him.
‘We hope he can be back with us again soon and play some games before the end of the season.’
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