Corinthians expect Tottenham bid for Paulinho

The Brazilian club's deputy director Duilio Monteiro Alves admits his side are in a difficult situation but is open to the midfielder being sold this summer
Corinthians deputy director Duilio Monteiro Alves has confirmed Tottenham's interest in Brazil international Paulinho and expects the Premier League side to submit a bid within the next few days.

The 24-year-old, who recently revealed that his agent was in England, is currently with Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad for the Confederations Cup.

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Inter have also declared their interest in Paulinho, while reports also suggest Shakhtar Donestsk and Roma are monitoring the midfielder's situation.

"It's a difficult situation, but we'll try to handle it," Alves said in a press conference.

"[Tottenham] is a club that we know has an interest, but nothing official yet. We look forward to the next few days to talk about concrete facts.

"Nothing is proposed, but we wait. Of course that will come, by unofficial proposals that have come from some clubs. We hope that in the coming days to reach something.

"The intention of the club is that he stays, but let's wait to see what will come, if it's good for him, good for Corinthians, we will make a decision."