Chelsea face competition for Tottenham midfielder Paulinho.

The London Evening Standard says Real Madrid and AC Milan are still hopeful of beating Chelsea to the signing of Tottenham midfielder Paulinho in the summer.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to improve his midfield options and can use Tottenham's interest in striker Romelu Lukaku, who is on loan at Everton, as a bargaining tool.

However, a deal for Paulinho is far from agreed and Chelsea's rumoured interest will force Real Madrid and AC Milan to step up their bid.

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: