Wednesday January 23 2013
Liverpool fly out for Coutinho

There are reports Liverpool have sent representatives to Italy in order to negotiate with Inter for Philippe Coutinho.

Their interest in the Brazilian youngster has been confirmed in recent weeks, but so far the Nerazzurri have rebuffed any approach.

According to the Italian media today, Liverpool have sent a delegation including director general Ian Ayre out to Milan.

The Reds are prepared to increase their original £8m offer for the creative midfielder.

“Liverpool? I am happy with the request, as it means they appreciate my work,” Coutinho told Sky Sport Italia this week.

“I want to prove my talent here on the field and for now and focused only on recovering from this injury.”

Aston Villa and Southampton have also shown interest in Coutinho.