Inter president plays down move for Corinthians star Paulinho
Inter president Massimo Moratti has played down a move for Corinthians star Paulinho, following the transfer of playmaker Wesley Sneijder to Galatasaray.
The Seleção midfielder has long been linked with a move to the San Siro, particularly during the last summer transfer window.
Paulinho was believed to have not considered a move away from Brazil due to his desire to play in the FIFA Club World Cup in December, in which Corinthians beat Chelsea in the final.
The Nerazzurri are now expected to continue their pursuit of Paulinho, after Sneijder agreed terms with the Istanbul giants on Sunday, ahead of a reported €7.5 million transfer.
However, Massimo Moratti noted that the possible signing of Paulinho depends on his price tag and wanred the club are in a rush to replace the Netherlands international.
The 65-year-old said: "One step at a time. We've just done this, let's now see what we need to do. A player like that, with his attributes, is always useful. But the cost does come into it.
"I don't know [if Inter will sign new players], it depends if it's worth it. Everything's so expensive in Italy, so I don't think anything will happen."