Inter sign Brazilian sensation Coutinho

Inter Milan have signed Brazilian teenage prodigy Philippe Coutinho from Vasco de Gama for 3.8 million euros, the Ansa news agancy said on Wednesday.

Ansa quoted Vasco vice-president Manuel Fontes from an interview he gave to Brazilian agency Estado.

He said forward Coutinho will remain at the Rio de Janeiro-based club on loan until the end of June 2010.

Fontes said a deal had been concluded with Inter president Massimo Moratti in mid-June.

Inter are also rumoured to be chasing the signature of another young Brazilian striker, Dentinho of Corinthians.

Sources in Brazil claim a deal will soon be finalised along similar lines to the Coutinho agreement, allowing Dentinho to say at Corinthians for another year or two on loan.