Chelsea target Paulinho insists he is happy at Corinthians
Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has constantly been linked with moves to Europe in recent month, with Chelsea and Arsenal both said to be interested, but they player his once again reiterated his desire to remain at the Copa Libertadores champions.
Paulinho, 24, was rested for the weekends 1-1 home draw with Bahia as Timão coach Tite looks to rotate his squad before the Fifa Club World Cup in December in Japan. However, the player told Esporte UOL that he is still happy plying his trade in Brazil.
He said: "Again I say. There is some speculation about me. I never said that when an opportunity arose I would first come and talk to you but there is nothing. There was just more speculation with my name.
"I'm happy at Corinthians, and feel very good here. We have important games and the Club World Cup coming. I'm very focused."
Corinthians are using the last 6 games of the season to prepare for the tournament in Japan, where they could face Chelsea.
"We will play these matches to the end of the Brasileirão without thinking about who we take points from. We do not care. Lets play and do our best."