Southampton have had a bid for Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho accepted.

The Daily Mail says Southampton have leapfrogged Liverpool in the race to sign Coutinho from Inter Milan after having a £10.2million bid accepted for the midfielder.

Liverpool will now have to match Southampton's package to stand a chance of luring Coutinho to Merseyside. Southampton manager Maurico Pochettino had the 20-year-old on loan at Espanyol last season.