Paulinho Set To Join FC Barcelona On €40 Million Transfer

Paulinho Barcelona

Paulinho Barcelona

Brazilian global midfielder Paulinho is expected to become Barcelona's first signing since losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, according to widespread reports in the Spanish media on Saturday.

While Daniel Levy is known for being a notoriously tricky negotiator, AS believe Tottenham will still receive none of the €40m Barcelona are paying Guangzhou, with various other European and Brazilian clubs taking a cut and not the Lilywhites.

Speaking to Mundo Deportivo last month, Paulinho expressed his excitement at the then proposed move to Barcelona.

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The 28 year old has been a key player under Luiz Felipe Scolari in the past 12 months, but is he good enough for Barcelona?

In March got a hat-trick as Brazil handed Uruguay a 4-1 defeat in a World Cup qualifier, while he has scored seven goals in the Chinese league and five in the Asian Champions League.

However, Valverde insisted links with the trio were mere speculation and he no idea whether they would join up with his squad before the transfer window closes.

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"We don't want him to go but I'm happy for him as it's a chance of a lifetime", an unnamed Guangzhou payer was quoted on sina.com.

"As a manager of a football club, I have bosses that decide, for example - just in general - if we sell a player or we don't sell him".

At a news conference to preview the Spanish Super Cup game against Real Madrid, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde attempted to sidestep talk of Paulinho's arrival by saying he had not been informed of it.

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"I don't have any proof of anything". "Lots of players' names are mentioned for lots of clubs and it will be like that until August 31". I have a feeling that Paulinho will not be playing tomorrow night [against Madrid].

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