The Brazil international, who is currently recovering from knee surgery, continues to be strongly linked with a move away from Camp Nou ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
However, according to ESPN, Barcelona are not prepared to allow the South American to leave on the cheap this summer and will not sanction a loan exit unless a large part of his salary is covered.
The report claims that Coutinho could therefore be handed another chance at Barcelona, despite the fact that he is one of the highest earners at a club that are struggling financially.
The 29-year-old only made 14 appearances last season due to injury but is now working his way back to fitness ahead of the new campaign. body check tags ::