Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bayern said in an interview with the magazine Der Spiegel that the club had not made effective the purchase option by the Brazilian Philipe Coutinho, loaned for one year and that " it has expired" although he added that this "does not imply that there is a final decision on the future of the player".
"The option has expired and we have not executed it," said Rummenigge. Coutinho is currently under the discipline of Bayern, on loan from Barcelona, and the Bavarian club had a purchase option worth 120 million euros.
"Regarding his future there is no decision made," said the former German international. "As I have often said in times of uncertainty such as now: we are not talking about transfers or plans for the future at the moment, nor have we talked about it," he added.
Coutinho is currently short although he has returned to training alone after recovering from an operation on his right ankle.
The Brazilian has had an irregular performance at Bayern and although he has played some good matches it has not managed to convince in most of its benefits.
However, Coutinho's agent, Kia Joorabchian, said in a recent interview that there is still the possibility that the player remains at the Bavarian club, who returned on last Saturday to play a Bundesliga match beating the Union Berlin.