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Moratti: Liverpool Good For Coutinho

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says moving to the English Premier League could be good for Philipe Coutinho.

The 20-year-old Brazilian playmaker is said to be on his way to Anfield for a medical, after Liverpool and Inter reportedly agreed a €13.7 million transfer fee for him.

Neither club has commented on the specifics of the proposed deal, but it does appear as if Coutinho is soon to be a Red, if Moratti has anything to do about it.

"There are certain opportunities that should be taken," Moratti said, referring to Liverpool’s interest in Coutinho.

"Sometimes players are able to get more playing time, and so I think it could be a great opportunity for Coutinho and a deal that might work out well for us."  

However, if you think Moratti’s interests are altruistic, think again.

The canny wheeler-dealer with the tobacco-burdened gnashers is more than likely simply trying to smooth over Inter’s pursuit of attacking midfielder, Paulinho.

Corinthians are driving a hard bargain over Paulinho, who Inter appear determined to sign.

And the money the Nerazzurri would get for Coutinho from Liverpool would surely be destined to fill Corinthians’ coffers.

"Does Paulinho cost too much, or is it something that could actually come to fruition? There's no doubt that he costs too much," Moratti said, when asked about his pursuit of the Brazilian.

"Whether it could come to fruition is something we'll see in the next few days."  

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