Corinthians demand €18m from Inter for Paulinho - report
Corinthians are reportedly demanding €18m from Inter for the services of dynamic midfielder Paulinho according to reports in Italy.
Sky Sport Italia suggest Inter are going to immediately reinvest money from selling fellow Brazilian Phillipe Coutinho in their offer for Paulinho.
Coutinho is attracting interest from Premier League clubs Liverpool and Southampton and Inter are waiting to see the outcome of the auction before moving for Paulinho.
This comes after reports that the San Siro outfit made an offer of €15m for the Brazilian in order to replace playmaker Wesley Sneijder who left the club for Galatasaray.
However, club president Massimo Moratti insists any move would need to meet with the club's newly imposed financial constraints as they bid to keep in line with UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.
"One step at a time,” the Inter president stated following the confirmation of Sneijder's exit. “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.”
Source: Football Italia