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Agent admits Sunderland interest for Livorno striker Paulinho

Sunderland's interest in Livorno striker Paulinho has been confirmed.

Paolo Di Canio is keen to overhaul his attacking options ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

And with a valuation of around £10m previously suggested, Paulinho's agent, Eugenio Ascari, said: "Abroad, I think that Di Canio's Sunderland are planning to make an offer soon.

"Sampdoria's offer is the most concrete - they have followed Paulinho for two, three months and we have already had contact with them."

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