Brazilian Chelsea target could be next Frank Lampard

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Chelsea target Paulinho is on the radar of a number of English clubs and is similar in style to Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, according to his agent.

Kia Joorabchian was speaking to talkSPORT when he revealed the 24-year-old midfielder was ready to move away from his club Corinthians in the summer and that he had the pick of Europe’s leading teams.

have been linkedChelsea with bringing Paulinho to Stamford Bridge for some time, but Joorabchian’s comments suggest Roman Abramovich may have to fight off interest from Serie A if he wants to land him.

“Paulinho sees his future in Europe. I think he will definitely move in the summer,” he told the Keys and Gray radio show on talkSPORT.

“He’s a very special player. He's a Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard sort of player, a real box-to-box man.

"He had a lot to do with Corinthians winning the Copa Libertadores and was very much involved in the Club World Cup win against Chelsea. He’s a massive talent.

“He’ll end up at a big club. He’s already been linked to Inter Milan, AC Milan and various clubs in England. Now it’s up to him to decide where he wants to play, whether that’s in England, Italy or Spain.”

If Paulinho is similar to Frank Lampard in style then signing him this summer would be good timing for Chelsea as it appears as though this will be the Blues legend’s last season at Stamford Bridge.

would not be offered an extension to his current contractThe past few months have seen reports suggesting Lampard by Abramovich, which expires at the end of this season.

Joorabchian is also famous in the Premier League for being the agent of Carlos Tevez and orchestrating his controversial move from Corinthians to West Ham United.

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