Thursday January 24 2013
Saints offer £10.2m for Coutinho

The Premier League interest for Inter starlet Philippe Coutinho continues, as it’s reported Southampton have out-bid Liverpool with £10.2m.

It is well known that the two clubs, and Aston Villa, have approached the Nerazzurri this month to sign the Brazilian.

So far Inter have resisted all offers for the 20-year-old, who spent six months on loan at Espanyol last season.

According to the Daily Mail, Southampton have increased their proposal to £10.2m – around €12m – and it could be enough to trigger a sale.

The Saints have the upper hand now that they’ve appointed manager Mauricio Pochettino, who worked with Coutinho at Espanyol last term.

It would be a club record transfer for Southampton if Inter were to accept.

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