Liverpool are looking to secure their second signing of the January transfer window after making an £8million bid for Brazilian attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho, who plays for Inter Milan, would bolster Liverpool’s attacking options further and provide more supply for forwards Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini.
The Guardian reports on Saturday morning:
The Brazilian emerged amid much fanfare at Vasco da Gama and signed for Inter for €4m aged 16, though he remained in Brazil on loan until 2010. Coutinho has made only 28 league appearances for Inter, however, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Espanyol.
The Guardian also claim that the move for the Brazilian could spell the end of Liverpool’s pursuit to recapture Blackpool youngster Thomas Ince, who left Anfield last year, but has caught the eye of Rodgers.
Should the Reds be successful in their bid for Coutinho, the Brazilian would become Rodgers’ second signing this month, following the arrival of Sturridge shortly after the New Year.