Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident of signing Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Telegraph says Rodgers is confident of completing the £8 million signing of Coutinho before Liverpool's FA Cup tie with Oldham.

Rodgers is in advanced negotiations with Inter over a deal to sign the Brazil international and Liverpool expect to seal their second January signing by the end of this week.

Liverpool's first bid was rejected last week but they are ready to offer a £6 million down payment with further instalments taking the transfer closer towards a final £8 million.

Talks between the two clubs resumed on Monday and barring any late hitches, Coutinho should join Daniel Sturridge as the latest arrival at Anfield this month.