Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni admits he's keen on Corinthians midfielder Paulinho.

There are numerous reports that Inter are closing in on Brazilian talent Paulinho for the January transfer window.

"Have we signed him? I'm always the last to know these things! The truth is that he is of interest to many clubs and we did get there first, but I can rule out the idea he is already our player. Paulinho is a modern midfielder who can play in a bank of two or three, can push up into attack and score along with the ability to win back possession with the technique of a Brazilian."