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Corinthians deny Man City move for midfielder Paulinho

Corinthians' director of football insists that no bids have been made for their star midfielder Paulinho. The 24-year-old has been linked with Premier League champions Manchester City and French giants Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks and could be a potential £20m target in the January transfer window.

However, Corinthians club president Mario Gobbi told Estadao newspaper that 'nobody' would be leaving the Sao Paulo -based club.

And Gobbi's words have been backed up by director of football Roberto de Andrade, who said: "Talk about him (Paulinho) is just speculation.

"No offer has come in for any of our players and we don't want to sell anybody."

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