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Liverpool make improved bid for Inter star Coutinho - Report

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Liverpool look set to finally capture Inter midfielder Philippe Coutinho despite seeing their opening offer rejected by the Italians over the weekend.

Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers is believed to have offered £6.7million for the Brazilian but Inter are believed to want closer to £8million for the player and it seems that Liverpool have now met that fee, according to British newspaper Metro.

Countinho, 20, started his career at Vasco da Gama but moved to the Italian giants in 2010 and immediatley broke into, then coach, Rafa Benitez’s team, with the Spaniard claiming that “Coutinho is the future of Inter”.

However, a dip in form and the sacking of Benitez caused for the Brazilian to drop out of the starting line-up, leading to a loan move to Espanyol for the second half of last season.

Coutinho thrived in Spain, scoring 5 goals in 16 games, and drew the attention of a number of clubs around Europe. However, after deciding to stay at Inter to compete for a place he has found it hard to break into Andrea Stramaccioni’s team and is believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League.

Source: Metro


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