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Report: Corinthians forward Paolo Guerrero tempted by prospect of Premier League move

Paolo Guerrero, a forward for Corinthians, played football with children from schools located in Tocache and Aguaytia, as part of an event by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on December 18, 2013
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Corinthians forward Paolo Guerrero is tempted by the prospect of a move to the Premier League, according to reports.

GOAL.com claims that the Peru international - capped 49 times - is a potential target for Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland and West Ham United.

The latter need a replacement for Andy Carroll, who is likely to miss the start of the season through injury, while Sunderland have sold former Internacional forward Ignacio Scocco to Newell’s Old Boys and QPR are claimed to be struggling to conclude a deal for Ajax’s Kolbeinn Sigþórsson.

Should Guerrero depart Corinthians, he would be considered a big loss. The 30 year-old - a reported £3.08 million signing from Hamburger SV in July 2012 - has scored 20 goals in 50 appearances for the Timão and is their top scorer [along with Jádson] in the 2014 Brasileirão with four in eleven starts.

Guerrero, whose contract expires in July 2015, has spent much of his career in Germany. After starting out at Alianza Lima, he joined Bayern Munich in July 2004.

Despite being part of a side that won four major honours, he was sold to Hamburger SV for £2.2 million in July 2006. The Lima native went on to score 51 goals in 183 appearances, before joining Corinthians, where he’s won three major honours, including the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.

 
 

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