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Paulinho confirms Tottenham interest
Jun 23, 2013 8:44 AM EST
Brazil midfielder Paulinho has confirmed that Tottenham have made a transfer bid to Corinthians in the hope of signing him.
The 24-year-old is currently in Brazil with his national team at the FIFA Confederations Cup, but he did not play in his country's 4-2 win over Italy on Saturday due to an ankle injury.
Paulinho has a reported release clause of 17 million pounds and reports in the media had suggested that Tottenham had met the club's valuation.
And Paulinho himself confirmed that the Premier League club had made the bid, while adding that he would wait before deciding on his future.
"There is an official offer from Tottenham to Corinthinans but, as I did when there was an Inter Milan offer, I'll sit and decide with my family before I make any decision," Paulinho said following Brazil's latest win.
"And I will only do it after the Confederations Cup because it's hard to deal with all these things."
Paulinho, who has scored goals against England and Japan this month, helped Corinthians to the FIFA Club World Cup and Copa Libertadores titles last year.