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Paulinho: Tottenham bid for Corinthians midfielder
Published : 23 Jun 2013 08:48:05Rss feed
Paulinho: Tottenham bid for Corinthians midfielder By Ben Smith BBC Sport at the Confederations Cup Brazil midfielder Paulinho has revealed Tottenham have made an official bid for him but he will not decide his future until after the Confederations Cup. The 24-year-old Corinthians player told BBC Sport he was considering the offer but that nothing was certain. Speaking after Brazil's 4-2 win over Italy, he said: "There is an official offer from Tottenham to Corinthians. "But, as I did when there was an Inter Milan offer, I'll sit and decide with my family before I make any decision." Paulinho did not play in Saturday's match having picked up an ankle injury. The potential fee is widely reported to be £17m and asked when his club future would be resolved, he said: "I will only do it after the Confederations Cup because it's hard to deal with all these things." Paulinho has played 15 times for Brazil's national side and scored four times, including a goal in their 3-0 Confederations Cup win against Japan last week.
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