Sampdoria are chasing Livorno attacker Paulinho.

Paulinho fired Livorno into Serie A against promotion playoff opponents Empoli on Sunday.

"Sampdoria are leading the chase for Paulinho," agent Andrea Bagnoli told Primo Canale Sport. "They were the first team to move for him and they are in pole position.

"He would be happy to move to Genoa and Sampdoria are one of the most important clubs in the country.

"Contact between ourselves, Livorno and Sampdoria has already started and that will continue in the next few days.

"I think I'll be speaking with Samp again this week."