Saturday August 12 2017
MD: Paulinho to Barca on Monday

Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Paulinho will complete a transfer to Barcelona in the region of €40m on Monday.

England’s Daily Mail sensationally claimed on Saturday that Barca had signed Paulinho, and while MD played down the report, it confirmed that an agreement “close to €40m” was very close.

The Catalan newspaper explains variables are the only issue holding up the deal, but sources close to the midfielder were confident of a quick resolution.

MD also claims to have spoken to unnamed personnel at Barca, who revealed that the 29-year-old’s arrival was being worked on.

Paulinho spent two years at Tottenham Hotspur between 2013 and 2015 but was considered a disappointment in North London.

However, he went on to join Guangzhou Evergrande and subsequently regained his place in the Brazil squad.

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