Spurs target Paulinho confirms his agent is in England
Corinthians star Paulinho has confirmed that his agent is currently in England, increasing speculation that a move to Tottenham Hotspur is close.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane, especially after Franco Baldini left Roma to take over as director of football.
Chelsea, Inter and Roma are also chasing Paulinho’s signature, but Spurs are now believed to be leading the way as Giuliano Bertolucci could begin talks with the Premier League club imminently.
"It’s true my agent is in England at the moment, but I don’t know anything else," Paulinho told Lancenet.
"I am certain he will tell me what’s going on soon."
The box-to-box midfielder is valued at £14.5 million, around €20m, and had a deal in place with Inter last summer before turning it down so he could take part in the Club World Cup.
The Brazilian is currently on Seleção duty for the Confederations Cup and any deal will have to be postponed until July at the earliest.