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Corinthians want Spurs to wait for Paulinho

Corinthians hope to delay Paulinho's move to Tottenham.

The London Evening Standard says Corinthians want Paulinho to delay his transfer to Tottenham for three weeks so he can help them win the Recopa Sudamericana for the first time.

The Brazil midfielder is on the verge of moving to White Hart Lane after Spurs agreed to pay his £17million release clause.

Paulinho is expected to complete the transfer after the Confederations Cup, which finishes on Sunday.

But Corinthians hope he will play for them in the two-legged equivalent of the Uefa Super Cup against rivals Sao Paulo on July 3 and 17.

Tottenham are keen for Paulinho to miss the tie and complete his transfer to north London as soon as possible, particularly amid reports that Real Madrid are considering making a late bid for him.

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