There are numerous reports that Liverpool have raised their offer to match the â¬15m asking price for Coutinho, around Â£12m.
A deal is imminent for the 20-year-old Brazilian, so the money could be reinvested in taking Paulinho from Corinthians for â¬20m.
Stramaccioni said: âCoutinho and Ricky Alvarez? I dubbed them painful losses because these are players who started the project with us and that is also true of Wesley Sneijder. It is always painful to lose players I work with.
âI could let go of a player as long as another will arrive who can help the squad. Paulinho? I wonât comment on names until the window closes.â