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Real Madrid aim to trump Barcelona for Vasco da Gama superkid Paulinho

Real Madrid are planning a second raid in a year on Brazilian youth football.

With Flamengo attacker Vinicius Junior signed and due to arrive for preseason in Madrid, Real are now lining up a deal for Vasco da Gama superkid Paulinho.

Like Vinicius, Paulinho is 17 years old and a striker who has tasted first team football with Vasco.

Barcelona have also been in contact with Vasco about a price for Paulinho, who many in Brazil rate ahead of Vinicius, with the teen ready to move to Europe this year.

Real have caught wind of Barca's interest and are now launching their own bid for the striker in an effort to prevent Barca ferrying the superkid away.

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