Inter representatives in Brazil to negotiate deal for Corinthians star Paulinho
Inter president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that sporting director Marco Branca is in Brazil trying to negotiate a deal for Corinthians midfielder Paulinho.
The Brazilian midfielder has long been linked with a move to the Nerazzurri, having made a number of eye-catching displays as the Timão won the Copa Libertadores last July, and then the Club World Cup in December.
The Italian giants now look to be finally making a move for Paulinho, as Moratti has sent representatives to São Paulo for talks with the World champions.
He told reporters: "Branca is in Brazil now. We are trying to understand if the conditions are right to sign the player.
"I'm waiting for news, it is still morning there, so we will see."
It is believed that the South American champions are holding out for €15 million to let the Seleção midfielder leave for the San Siro.
However, Inter are said to be unwilling to pay this amount, despite the recent sales of Wesley Sneijder to Galatasaray, while Philippe Coutinho is on the verge of joining Liverpool.