Philippe Coutinho is in center of the transfer window for Inter, since no competitive bids have come for Alvarez.
But Stramaccioni is clear: he wants Paulinho and there is a buy-out clause of €18 million. Meanwhile, Inter waits for Southamtpon to raise its bid for €10m to 12-13€ million so the clubs can close the deal.
But according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Coutinho wants Liverpool. But Liverpool have offered lower fee than Southampton, around €8 million, an amount of money that Inter not are ready to accept.
In other words: Coutinho is currently blocking the Paulinho-deal, as Inter need 12-13€ million plus the sale price of Sneijder to finance the purchase of Paulinho.