Saints make approach for young Inter star Phillipe Coutinho.
Southampton have made an audacious bid for young Inter Milan midfielder Phillipe Coutinho, according to talkSPORT.
The Saints are set to test the resolve of the Italian giants with an approach of £10 million.
During the summer, Southampton smashed their previous transfer record with the £12 million signing of Uruguayan forward Gaston Ramirez from Bologna.
They look set to return to Italy for another promising South American for a similar fee as they seek to pull themselves away from the relegation zone in the second half of the season.
Southampton currently sit 17th in the Premier League table, out of the relegation zone on goal difference, albeit with a game in hand on 18th placed Wigan Athletic.
The Brazilian is capable of playing anywhere across the midfield or attacking line, possessing a deft touch and mazy dribbling skills.
Comfortable on the ball with both feet, the youngster is highly rated, but has struggled for game time with the San Siro club in recent times.
The player went out on loan to Espanyol last season where he impressed, scoring five goals in 16 appearances but with his career once again stalling at Inter, it is rumoured the player is ready to make a move to the Premier League.
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