Corinthians director claims Spurs interest in midfielder

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Corinthians director Duilio Monteiro Alves has claimed that Tottenham are interested in Paulinho.

The Brazilian midfielder has been heavily linked with a switch to White Hart Lane over the past couple of weeks in yet another will he, won’t he transfer saga surrounding Spurs.

Paulinho is valued at £17million by Corinthians and has also been attracting the interest of Roma and Inter Milan. Having caught some of Brazil’s Confederations Cup matches, there’s no doubt the 24-year-old is a quality player and someone who we’d love to see at the Lane.

“In the last two years and the last four transfer windows there were offers, so imagine now?” Monteiro Alves told UOL.

“It won’t be any different, especially considering his performances for Corinthians in the last year and now in the Confederations Cup.

“We know Tottenham have an interest, but nothing official yet. We are waiting for the next few days to talk about official and concrete facts.

“There were not offers, but we are waiting. Of course offers will come, especially as non-official offers have come from some clubs.

“We believe something will come within the next few days, but we will try to keep him.”

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