Chelsea defender David Luiz is keen to see fellow Brazil international Paulinho join him in England this summer, as the midfielder admitted Tottenham had contacted him.
The Corinthians star has lit up the Confederations Cup with his all-action displays, causing his stock to rise as links with the Premier League outfit intensify.
And Luiz is adamant the Selecao hero has what it takes to star at White Hart Lane, while hailing him as an asset to the Brazil squad.
"If he gets to play in England, he will definitely go far," the stopper noted to Fifa.com. "His game fits perfectly with the pace of English football.
"It’s incredibly valuable to have someone like that in your side. Especially when the team [Brazil] is getting along together as well as ours is."
Paulinho underlined the only contact he has received came from Spurs, and denied any attempts made by Real Madrid, though admitting he was aware of the rumours.
"Tottenham is the only club to have made an official offer. We'll wait for the Confederations Cup to finish and then we'll decide," he told Marca.
"I'm up to date with what has been written about Real Madrid, but the fact is that Madrid has not phoned me. There is no record of any offer."
The 24-year-old headed in Brazil's late winner during the 2-1 semi-final victory against Uruguay on Wednesday and also revealed what he believes to be the strongest parts of his game.
"It really is one of my qualities, moving into different areas of the field, picking up opponents as well as helping to attack," the midfielder resumed to Fifa.com.
"I try to help in every possible way and I’ll try to keep on doing that, both for my club and the national side, because that's how I've always had success."
Luiz Felipe Scolari's men now prepare to face Spain in the penultimate match on Sunday, after la Roja beat Italy 7-6 on penalties in their corresponding semi-final.