Transfer News: Liverpool Make £8m Philippe Coutinho Bid | Reds Turn to Inter Midfielder

Liverpool FC are interested in Inter Milan attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho and have launched an ambitious £8 million bid for the 20 year old.
But the Merseyside club may have to go beyond their initial offer to secure a player once considered the next superstar of South American football.

Brendan Rodgers has been monitoring the young midfielder's situation in Italy, where he has fallen out of favour recently.

After becoming increasingly frustrated in efforts to sign Thomas Ince from Blackpool, whose club would not budge on a valuation in excess of £6 million, Rodgers instead turned to the 20-year-old attacker who has already played for the senior Brazilian side.

Coutinho would fit the bill as the prototype signing of Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group, as a young and emerging international talent.

The one-time Brazil international has recently been linked with Southampton and Aston Villa as well as the Reds but it is unlikely he would not end up there permanently.

source: the daily telegraph