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Tottenham face wait to confirm Paulinho deal

Tottenham won't be able to confirm their deal for Corinthians midfielder Paulinho until after the Confederations Cup.

The Daily Star Sunday says they are confident they have clinched a £17million deal for highly-rated Brazilian midfielder Paulinho.

Spurs declined to confirm the deal but a club source said: "It's possible, not definite."

But Corinthians director of football, ex-Arsenal star Edu, said there have been developments and a move to London is now looking very likely.

He said: "It is well under way. We have to agree on some details of the negotiation, so I can't say he will leave just yet but negotiations are good."

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