Vasco da Gama may be living through quite a turbulent political moment, but their negotiations to sign Philippe Coutinho from Aston Villa really seem to be advancing.

On Friday morning, we covered quotes from president Pedrinho claiming that regardless of whether it’s him or 777 partners who are in charge of the club, they’ve been in talks for the signing.

Now as O Globo features an update on the situation, they show that Coutinho is indeed showing his desire to join Vasco.

It’s said the Aston Villa player is letting his brother negotiate with the former club. His sibling is in talks with Pedrinho, and that weighs a lot in the negotiations, since the president is a club legend from the time the Villans player grew up as a Vasco fan.

There’s currently a legal process going on to see who’ll stay in charge of Vasco, as 777 Partners haven’t fulfiled their promises as owners and may lose control of the club. Still, Globo says that even the American group has been in touch with Coutinho’s agents. So it seems that either way, there are talks for his move to happen.

O Globo claims Aston Villa will require ‘financial compensation’ to let the player go, and his future will be negotiated by the Premier League side as soon as he returns from his loan at Al Duhail.