British paper believe Real Madrid interested in Tottenham’s Paulinho
British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph have reported that Real Madrid are interesting in signing Brazil and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho.
The Spanish giants have raided the English club the previous two summers and could attempt to do the same again with Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti a huge fan of the 25-year-old.
Paulinho is said to be settled in England, and made his return from a three-match ban this afternoon during Tottenham 3-0 win over Stoke.
Although the club has suffering an inconsistent season so far, the Brazilian has largely been praised. He has made 23 appearances for his new team and scored four times.
When he signing for Tottenham, after the Confederations Cup, he rejected the advances of Roma, Inter Milan and CSKA Moscow to join the Premier League club and link up with fellow Brazilians Sandro and Heurelho Gomes.
The former Corinthians midfielder will be a key player for Luiz Felipe Scolari in the 2014 World Cup and if he were to move to Spain it would be after that tournament.
As mentioned, the report insists he is not unhappy at Tottenham and is not looking for a move but may find it hard to reject Real Madrid if they come in for him. The north London side will be bracing themselves for another summer transfer saga with the Spanish club.