Coutinho Transfer Could Aid Inter’s Deulofeu Pursuit
According to Tuttosport, Inter will look to use Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona to their advantage as they look to sign Blaugrana winger Gerard Deulofeu during this month’s transfer window.
The Nerazzurri will receive €2.4 million as part of the Brazilian’s switch to Camp Nou, though they could ask for that amount to be discounted from Barça’s asking price of €15-20 million for the Spanish international.
Piero Ausilio has identified the 23-year-old as the ideal reinforcement, given he will be cheaper than the likes of Simone Verdi, Javier Pastore and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. That said, given the club’s financial constraints, any new signing will only be brought in on an initial loan deal.
However, with Napoli also interested in securing the services of the former Everton loanee, the Catalans could wait until the end of January before accepting any bids as they look to make as much money as possible from Deulofeu’s departure.