Juan Jesus is backing Inter Milan's pursuit of Corinthians midfielder Paulinho.

The midfielder is being strongly linked with the San Siro giants after the Nerazzurri sold Wesley Sneijder to Galatasaray this month.

"I know him, he's a great player," the Inter defender told Sport Mediaset. "He always gets into the box and scores a lot of goals.

"It'd be great for us if he does join Inter."