Liverpool have agreed to pay Inter Milan £8.5m for the Brazilian attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The 20-year-old who attracted interest from premier league club Southampton, is expected to travel to Melwood early this week for a medical and to complete other formalities such as obtaining a work permit.
Coutinho would become Liverpool’s second January transfer after Daniel Sturridge joined from Chelsea.
With the transfer window closing on Thursday Liverpool will still be hopefully of signing a couple more players.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club is looking forward to bring in “one or two” more signings by the end of January transfer window, having allowed striker Michael Ngoo to join Hearts on loan until the end of the season.
Rodgers told reporters:
“We hope to do some business between now and the end of the month. The owners have been brilliant and supporting. We’ve got a young player who’ll go out on loan to get some experience but apart from that I don’t expect people [to go]. One or two, maybe, to come in. We know we still need one or two additions more. The club is doing everything it possible can to assist me in that.”
According to reports the reds are set to complete the signing of Coutinho in the next 24 hours after the player is believed to have told Inter he wants the Liverpool move. Who else should Liverpool try to sign before the close of the window?