Thursday January 24 2013
Inter's Coutinho money for Paulinho?

It’s reported Inter could sell Philippe Coutinho to Southampton to raise funds for another Brazilian, as Paulinho is available from Corinthians for €18m.

There is a bidding war in the Premier League with Liverpool, Southampton and Aston Villa eager to snap up 20-year-old Coutinho.

There are rumours today that the Saints have won the race by raising their proposal to €12m – around £10.2m.

Sky Sport Italia suggest Inter are going to immediately reinvest that money in their offer for Paulinho.

The Brazilian midfielder has a release clause in his contract worth €18m, which would be raised from the sales of Coutinho and Wesley Sneijder.

Meanwhile, Inter have officially loaned 19-year-old midfielder Alfred Duncan to Serie B side Livorno until the end of the season.

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