Corinthians: No contact from Inter over Paulinho
Corinthians have dismissed reports of an offer from Inter for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho.
Director of football Roberto de Andrade told reporters that there have been no approaches made for the Seleção star.
"At the moment, Inter have not made contact with us. I can assure you we have not received any offers from Italy, nor from Chelsea for our player.”
The Nerazzurri are reported to be readying an offer of €18m, to be raised from Phillipe Coutinho's eventual sale to Liverpool, which is said to match Corinthians' valuation.
The Corinthians midfielder is reported to have a buyout clause at €20m and the club could use that to drive a deal, as time is running out for Inter with the transfer window deadline on Thursday.
The deal rests on the ability to offload Coutinho as quickly as possible, as Inter supremo Massimo Morratti is reluctant to give the go ahead until the deal is done.
Source: Football Italia