Bayern Munich have agreed terms with FC Barcelona to extend the loan for Philippe Coutinho until the end of the season. The original loan deal is set to expire on June 30th, but due to the coronavirus pandemic the current season will go all the way into August. With the extension, Coutinho will be available for Bayern in the Champions League.
The UEFA confirmed on Wednesday that the Champions League will be resumed in August and will take place in Portugal as a mini tournament. Bayern have one leg left in the round of 16 after their convincing 3-0 win away at Chelsea earlier this year and will now have Coutinho available for the remainder of the tournament.
Despite the loan extension, Bayern have no intention to make Coutinho’s loan a permanent deal. The Brazilian could be on his way back to the Premier League with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur showing interest. Barcelona are keen on offloading Coutinho, who joined the club in a record €160 million deal from Liverpool.