Tottenham target Paulinho: Now the Confederations Cup is over I will decide on my future

The 24-year-old collected the Bronze Ball as Brazil won the tournament on home soil ahead of next year's World Cup, and announced he will now talk with his agent
Corinthians star Paulinho has revealed he will now sit down with his agent and decide his future amid strong interest from Tottenham.

Goal understand that Spurs have agreed a £17 million deal with Corinthians and that all those involved expect the transfer to go ahead, with the midfielder poised to sign a four-year contract.

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Former Arsenal midfielder Edu, now director of football with the Brazilian giants, had revealed talks were "well underway," but the 24-year-old insists that until now he had been concentrating on the Confederations Cup.

"I haven’t thought about it. My mind was 100% on this Confederations Cup. Now that is over, I’m going to sit down with my agent and see what we decide," he told reporters after Brazil's emphatic 3-0 win over reigning World and European champions Spain.

Asked if he feels pressured by speculation over his future he replied: "Not at all. I don’t care about that."

The 24-year-old was awarded with the Confederations’ Cup Bronze ball in recognition of his impressive performances for the Selecao, having started four of their five tournament matches.

He scored two goals, including the winner against Uruguay in a 2-1 semi-final win, and has now scored five goals in his last 12 international appearances.

On his award he commented: "It’s a great recognition for me, especially with so many talented players here in the competition."