Coutinho Liverpool Bound After Deal Agreed
It’s been a nervy couple of days, but official reports have now seeped through that Liverpool have signed Brazilian youngster Philipe Coutinho from Inter Milan for a fee reported around £8.5mil.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers talked about making one or two more signings before the window closed and with the Merseyside club making two previous bids for the talented midfielder, it was pretty obvious that he was one of them. With Liverpool owners refusing to pay over the odds, there were some whispers about the player going to Southampton who also showed an interest. Despite the criticism leveled at their hardball tactics, Coutinho will be in Melwood next week for a medical and though he will miss the upcoming FA Cup match with Oldham Athletic and the midweek meeting with Arsenal, he could be in the frame early enough for the visit to Manchester City.