Stamford Bridge side target Corinthians star.
Chelsea are reportedly readying a bid to sign €20m (£16m) rated Brazilian midfielder Paulinho according to German source 4-4-2.com.
The West London side are resigned to the fact that they may well lose the services of veteran midfielder Frank Lampard, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo confirming his likely departure, and are looking to add a similar style of player to boost the club’s expansive squad. To this end they have targeted a Brazilian who could well ably replace the 34 year old.
Paulinho has enjoyed three consistent seasons at Corinthians, netting 33 goals in the process and forcing his way into Mano Menezes’s national team set-up. As is almost inevitable this run of good form has led to speculation of a move to Europe and the box to box performer may well be interested in joining his national team colleagues at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea is already home to Brazilians Oscar, Ramires, David Luiz and Lucas Piazon.
Inter Milan are also said to be keen on the Sao Paulo born midfielder.
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