Paulinho is unsure of his future with Tottenham.
The London Evening Standard says the Brazil midfielder, 26, has had doubts about his prospects at White Hart Lane after playing only a minor role in Spurs' Premier League campaign, and his omission from the starting XI for the Capital One Cup tie against Sheffield United confirmed his suspicions.
It is believed the Tottenham hierarchy recognise Paulinho's desire to put himself on the radar of Brazil coach Dunga, less than five months from the start of a major competition.
For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball
Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!