The club director of Corinthians, Duilio Monteiro Alves has confirmed that Premier League club Tottenham are interested in midfielder Paulinho.
The 24-year old Brazilian international has attracted attention from plenty of clubs over the past few years but Monteiro Alves says there is definite interest from Spurs with the North Londoners expected to make a move this summer.
Monteiro Alves told UOL : “In the last two years and the last four transfer windows there were offers, so imagine now?”.
“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.”