Boss Unai Emery, has denied speculations that Arsenal are planning a move for Coutinho as the Brazil playmaker continues to look away.
The news first broke late last week that Arsenal are planning a move for Coutinho, who has become surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou.
The La Liga champions are open to selling the 26-year-old, as they want to make room for Neymar’s return.
It is understood that Barcelona are even prepared to take a loss, on the £142million deal they agreed with Liverpool in January 2018.
Barcelona would also consider a season-long loan deal for Coutinho, if anyone agrees to pay a fee in the region of €30m (£27.4m).
But speaking with Cadena Ser, Emery said: “Philippe Coutinho is a splendid player but we have not discussed him at any time.”