Paulinho: Spurs told me Bale will stay

Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has made it clear he wants to move to Tottenham.

Paulinho, who is currently playing in the Confederations Cup, has dropped a huge hint that he is off to White Hart Lane.

He also revealed he's been assured Gareth Bale will be staying.

"It is important for the team and the Brazilian fans that at the moment all my focus is on winning the Confederations Cup - but after the tournament is finished I hope it is a deal that can get finalised quickly," said Paulinho.

"To play in England for a great team like Tottenham is a dream. What I respect about Tottenham is the ambition they have shown.

"This summer there has been interest in their coach and their best player - and they have been clear they both are not going anywhere.

"When my agent made me aware that Tottenham were interested I knew it would not be a move that I could turn down."

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