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Friday 28 June
The Daily Mail, this time in a story by Sami Mokbel, is again carrying quotes from Paulinho that seemingly confirm his intention to join Tottenham.
"To play in England for a great team like Tottenham is a dream," the Brazilian reportedly said. "What I respect about Tottenham is the ambition they have shown."
According to Paulinho, that "ambition" may be in the form of confirmation that Gareth Bale will be staying at White Hart Lane.
"This summer there has been interest in their coach and their best player (we assume, Bale)—and they have been clear they both are not going anywhere."
Should this be true, it will be disappointing to the Welshman's suitors.
According to the Daily Star's David Woods, one of these could be Manchester United, that is if they fail to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club.
Tuesday 25 June
The Daily Mail is among several media outlets carrying quotes from Paulinho, that has the Brazil midfielder all but confirming his desire to move to Tottenham.
David Kent writes that the 24-year-old will complete a medical following the conclusion of his participation in the Confederations Cup.
Paulinho has reportedly stated "the opportunity to play in England is a dream" and believes he is ready for the challenge.
"It’s a great pleasure to be linked to such a great club like Tottenham," he added. "They have a reputation as one of the great clubs in England who play exciting, attacking football which suits my style.
"I couldn't turn them down if they made it made me an offer. It would be a great pleasure to play for Tottenham."
As yet there is not any official word on the Tottenham Hotspur website, though the player's enthusiasm suggests a deal is not far from completion.
Elsewhere, in quotes from Brazil's O Jogo doing the rounds, Andre Villas-Boas has once again declared Gareth Bale's future is at Tottenham.
Here, via the London Evening Standard, the Spurs boss said he had been told by his chairman, Daniel Levy, "that we are not open to offers, whatever they are, and that the player will stay."