Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni has admitted interest in Corinthians midfielder Paulinho.

The Brazilian creative midfielder is a top target for Inter ahead of the January market.

"He does represent one of the most interesting Brazilian midfielders," Stramaccioni told Tuttosport.

"He is a central midfielder who can play in a two or three-man line. He is capable of scoring goals, is particularly dangerous with runs forward and combines quality with ball-winning skills.

"Both Inter and other sides have followed Paulinho, but he plays for Corinthians now and it is only right that he concentrate on the Club World Cup in December."