Looks like we're (LFC) going hard after Coutinho.. They say he's not for sale, but most think it's just talk, while they wait for a higher bid... I wouldnt want to go over £10mm
I've not seen much more than the just the headlines on this.
It seems that this season would have been Coutinho's time to shine at Inter with Stramaccioni's committment to playing their younger players and Cassano/Milito both having missed lots of time.
I know he's had some injury issues but it's still a bit of a red flag in accessing Coutinho that Inter have instead brought in Rocchi (who Lazio cast out even though they're pretty weak behind Klose) as short-term depth and have also been playing the young Croatian Marko Livaja.
Inter are also Roma's competition at the moment to sign one of the more promising Serie B support strikers/attacking midfielders, Bari's Nicola Bellomo.
Roma's advantage in the transfer is supposedly that they're fine with letting Bellomo stay at Bari until the summer (his preference) or even through next season whereas Inter want him to move right away.
I'd agree that all this means Coutinho is more than available but I wouldn't break the bank given the question marks concerning his inability to break in at Inter.
I wonder if Liverpool could work out a loan/option deal?
This post was edited on 1/21 at 6:34 pm