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Paulinho in Confederations Cup action.
Sunday 23 June
Paulinho has stated he will decide his future following the conclusion of his Confederations Cup campaign.
The Brazilian, speaking after his country's 4-2 win over Italy in the tournament, is quoted by BBC Sport's Ben Smith as saying "I will only do it after the Confederations Cup because it's hard to deal with all these things."
The 24-year-old had confirmed there had been "an official offer from Tottenham to Corinthians."
"But, as I did when there was an Inter Milan offer, I'll sit and decide with my family before I make any decision."
Saturday 22 June
The Daily Telegraph's Jason Burt believes Tottenham Hotspur have "agreed a deal of more than £15 million" for Paulinho.
There has been no official confirmation, as yet, of the signing. If this report is accurate though, the Corinthians midfielder could be about to become Spurs' first signing of the summer.
Tuesday 18 June
Tottenham could be about to face competition from Inter Milan and Roma for Paulinho's signature.
The Daily Mail's Graeme York says Spurs are preparing a £15 million bid in their attempts to beat the Italian clubs to the signing. They might need to raise their offer as the player has a release clause of £18 million.
Corinthians deputy director Duilio Monteiro Alves has, however, confirmed Spurs' interest.
"Tottenham is a club that we know who has an interest, but nothing official yet," said Alves. "Of course it will come. We expect it in the coming days."
Meanwhile, The Mirror's John Cross and Martin Lipton are also talking up a move for Paulinho.
In addition, their story indicates Villas-Boas remains interested in David Villa and Leandro Damiao.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is also reported to be "keeping close tabs on Blackpool's Tom Ince".
Making room for all these, could be the possible sale of Emmanuel Adebayor to Fenerbache.
Monday 17 June
The Mirror's Ed Malyon reports that Spurs could be a step closer to signing Corinthians and Brazil midfielder Paulinho.
The player is quoted as admitting, "It's true my agent is in England at the moment."
Darren Lewis, also of The Mirror, was among those first talking up a Spurs move for Paulinho last weekend.
Malyon's story leads with Spurs being after another Brazilian—18-year-old Botafogo defender Doria.