Saturday January 19 2013
Liverpool's Coutinho bid rebuffed

After Aston Villa and Southampton, it’s now reported that Liverpool have had an £8m offer for Inter starlet Philippe Coutinho rejected.

The 20-year-old Brazilian talent has struggled to make his mark at San Siro and spent half of last season on loan at Espanyol.

Another departure could be on the cards during the January transfer window, although the Nerazzurri have been adamant he is not for sale.

The Guardian newspaper claims that Liverpool have come forward with an £8m bid for Coutinho, though it has been turned down.

He has already attracted attention from the Premier League with Aston Villa and Southampton seeing their proposals rebuffed.

Inter signed him from Vasco da Gama for €4m as a 16-year-old, but he has never quite found his ideal position or a consistent run in the team.

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