Twenty-five-year-old is contracted to the Lane until 2018.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho is said to be desperate to join city rivals Chelsea next season after the west London club expressed an interest in luring the Brazil star across the capital to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The box-to-box goalscoring midfielder only joined the north Londoners from Brazilian giants Corinthians last July on a five-year deal for a transfer fee worth a whopping £17m.
And the Brazil international has since enjoyed an impressive debut campaign at White Hart Lane, with Paulinho having so far managed to register seven goals and two assists in total in his 35 matches in all competitions, including an equally eye-catching five strikes and two assists in his 28 Premier League outings for his new club.
However, following the sacking of previous Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas last December and his replacement by Tim Sherwood, Paulinho has found himself rotated, and now following reports earlier this week of potential interest in his services from the Blues it is believed that the player is keen to force through what would be a highly controversial switch to the Bridge.