Inter Milan may be forced to cash in on Philippe Coutinho.

Italian sources say Inter are reluctant to sell the Brazilian, who has attracted offers from Liverpool and Southampton, but may have to cash in to fund their bid for Corinthians midfielder Paulinho.

Despite selling Wesley Sneijder to Galatasaray, Inter are still short of cash to meet Paulinho's €20 million buyout clause.

They can make up the shortfall by selling Coutinho to the Premier League in the coming days.