Aston Villa have had an offer for Philippe Coutinho turned down by Inter Milan, according to the player's agent.
The Brazil star has fallen down the pecking order at the San Siro and spent last season on loan at La Liga side Espanyol.
Southampton have also expressed an interest in the 20-year-old but it appears the Villans were the first to act, although their initial bid was rejected.
Coutinho's agent, Cacau Barbosa, told FC Inter News that a approach was made by the Midlands club, but claimed nothing has been agreed over a possible move to Villa Park.
"I can confirm Aston Villa made an enquiry for Coutinho," he said. "They want him, but with all due respect for the proposal made to Philippe, at this moment there is still nothing concrete to suggest an exit from Inter."