Philippe Coutinho's agent confirms Aston Villa interest
The agent of Inter’s Philippe Coutinho has confirmed that Premier League side Aston Villa are interested in signing the young midfielder.
According to FC Inter News, Cacau Barbosa has stated that the Nerazzurri have received an offer from Paul Lambert’s side.
However, the Italian club are not working on selling the 20-year-old, who was loaned to Spanish outfit Espanyol for part of last season.
Barbosa said: “I can confirm Aston Villa made an enquiry for Coutinho.
"They want him, but with all due respect for the proposal made to Philippe, at this moment there is still nothing concrete to suggest an exit from Inter."
Villa are in dire straits at the moment, sitting one point above the relegation zone, and are in need of creative reinforcements.
The Premier League outfit were beaten 3-1 by League Two opposition Bradford City last night, during the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-finals.
Southampton, who are one place below Villa in the league, are also rumoured to be showing an interest in Coutinho.
The talented Brazilian, who has been in Italy since leaving boyhood club Vasco da Gama in 2010, has started just three games for fifth-placed Inter this term.
Source: FC Inter News