Corinthians star Paulinho turned down England, Italy move says agent

Corinthians midfielder Paulinho rejected the chance to join clubs in England during the winter transfer window according to his agent.

Corinthians midfielder Paulinho rejected the chance to join clubs in England during the winter transfer window according to his agent.

Kia Joorabchian said the 24-year old Brazil international, who has already been linked with Chelsea, Inter Milan and AC Milan, says his client had opportunities to leave in January but will more than likely make his way to Europe in the summer.

"He's got his pick of clubs at the moment. There were a couple of bids in the January transfer window, from both English and Italian clubs, but he decided to stay in Brazil," Joorabchian told TalkSPORT.

He added: "Paulinho sees his future in Europe.

"I think he will definitely move in the summer. He's a very special player. He's a Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard sort of player, a real box-to-box man.

"He had a lot to do with Corinthians winning the Copa Libertadores and was very much involved in the Club World Cup win against Chelsea. He's a massive talent.

"He'll end up at a big club. He's already been linked to Inter Milan, AC Milan and various clubs in England. Now it's up to him to decide where he wants to play, whether that's in England, Italy or Spain."

 
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