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The talented midfielder has stated he would like to stay in Brazil, but as his representative prepares to open talks in Italy a good enough offer could see him move to Europe

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Corinthians star Paulinho could be set for a move to Italy in January, as a report suggests that the player's agent is on his way to meet with Serie A giants Roma and AC Milan.

Thiago Scuro will leave Sao Paulo on Tuesday afternoon en route to Italy, where he supposedly has meetings arranged with officials from the two clubs, according to Lance.

Paulinho had previously stated his wish to stay at the new Brasileirao champions, but the Timao could be obliged to sell if the offer is good enough.

It is believed that a proposal worth around £8.6 million would be enough to bring the 23-year-old, who previously had a spell in Europe with Lithuanian side FC Vilnius, to Italy.

The situation for Corinthians is complicated by the fact that they hold just 10 per cent of the player's economic rights, the rest split between two investment groups, so they would have little say in his future if a good enough offer came in.

Paulinho joined the Sao Paulo club from Bragantino in 2010 and was one of the stars of this year's Serie A campaign. His performances were recognised by both Globoesporte and Placar, who named the midfielder in their Team of the Year awards in the centre of the pitch.

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