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Last night, reports claimed that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho could be set to seal a move to London rivals Chelsea in the summer.

However, the London Evening Standard writes today that Real Madrid and AC Milan are still hopeful over the signing the former Corinthians player.

Importantly, Paulinho is represented by the same agent as the Brazilian contingent at Chelsea (Ramires, Oscar and David Luiz), which might facilitate a switch to Stamford Bridge.

After impressing a multitude of top European clubs with his performances at the Confederations Cup – which saw him named as the tournament's third best player – Tottenham swooped in and secured the Brazilian's services in a £17 million deal last summer.

Since arriving at White Hart Lane, Paulinho has failed to replicate that form, however. As such, Tottenham could presumably be receptive to a sale if any clubs are willing to match Daniel Levy's valuation of the player.

Tottenham are known to be interested in Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, and it's thought that Jose Mourinho might use the Belgian as a makeweight in any potential deal.


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Hatem Ben Arfa has hit back at Newcastle manager Alan
Pardew for being left with the reserve squad, despite the fact that he
is fit, and raring to go.
The Magpies are on a bad run of form and could really use the services of the French playmaker.
Ben Arfa told reporters:
"Yeah, it was very difficult.  I was at home watching on TV" (Defeat to
Arsenal) he says. "I feel sad and frustrated, but not angry. I want to
help my team and I can’t. It hurts a lot." 
The former Lyon prodigy feels that he could use his flair and
creativity to drive the Magpies out of a bad spell of six consecutive
defeats, a new record for "The Toon" since 1987.
"I don’t know why I’m not playing. You have to ask the manager. After
the (4-0) defeat against Manchester United, we had a strong exchange of
words, but that is it. He doesn’t want me to play. I respect it. If he
wants, I will play. I’m here for the club" he said.
Ben Arfa has stated his loyalty to the Geordies despite the fact that
the Club looks set to try and offload him in the summer transfer
window. The Frenchman has also decided against evoking a clause that
could see him terminate his contract end-season, with the intentions of
moving else where for more regular and maybe even European football.
He said,:"If the manager says to me he doesn’t believe in me for next
season, I want to stay, but if the chairman wants to sell me I have to
go. I want to stay here even if the manager doesn’t believe in me
because I will show him I can play here." 
Alan Pardew has come under scrutiny from the media for a bad run of
results from the turn of the year. Pardew has gone from winning the
Premier League Manager of the Month accolade last November to some local
papers making calls for him to be sacked with their published headline
of "P45 due".
His recent altercation with David Meyler, which resulted in a
seven-match ban on top of a fine, displayed a lack of professionalism
from a manager with his experience. 
Pardew will be hoping to make the most of his next game against
"relegation threatened" Cardiff City. The Magpies will be hoping to
accomplish a finish within the top half of the table, and their good run
of form in the earlier half of the season will help them to see out
that objective. "We have been in the top 10 all year – and we intend to
stay there" said Pardew.

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by Jon Doe

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Hatem Ben Arfa has hit back at Newcastle manager Alan
Pardew for being left with the reserve squad, despite the fact that he
is fit, and raring to go.
The Magpies are on a bad run of form and could really use the services of the French playmaker.
Ben Arfa told reporters:
"Yeah, it was very difficult.  I was at home watching on TV" (Defeat to
Arsenal) he says. "I feel sad and frustrated, but not angry. I want to
help my team and I can’t. It hurts a lot." 
The former Lyon prodigy feels that he could use his flair and
creativity to drive the Magpies out of a bad spell of six consecutive
defeats, a new record for "The Toon" since 1987.
"I don’t know why I’m not playing. You have to ask the manager. After
the (4-0) defeat against Manchester United, we had a strong exchange of
words, but that is it. He doesn’t want me to play. I respect it. If he
wants, I will play. I’m here for the club" he said.
Ben Arfa has stated his loyalty to the Geordies despite the fact that
the Club looks set to try and offload him in the summer transfer
window. The Frenchman has also decided against evoking a clause that
could see him terminate his contract end-season, with the intentions of
moving else where for more regular and maybe even European football.
He said,:"If the manager says to me he doesn’t believe in me for next
season, I want to stay, but if the chairman wants to sell me I have to
go. I want to stay here even if the manager doesn’t believe in me
because I will show him I can play here." 
Alan Pardew has come under scrutiny from the media for a bad run of
results from the turn of the year. Pardew has gone from winning the
Premier League Manager of the Month accolade last November to some local
papers making calls for him to be sacked with their published headline
of "P45 due".
His recent altercation with David Meyler, which resulted in a
seven-match ban on top of a fine, displayed a lack of professionalism
from a manager with his experience. 
Pardew will be hoping to make the most of his next game against
"relegation threatened" Cardiff City. The Magpies will be hoping to
accomplish a finish within the top half of the table, and their good run
of form in the earlier half of the season will help them to see out
that objective. "We have been in the top 10 all year – and we intend to
stay there" said Pardew.

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by Jon Doe

Junior Contributor


Published1 hours agoRead by 152 PeopleComments ...Flag article

Football News 24/7



Hatem Ben Arfa has hit back at Newcastle manager Alan
Pardew for being left with the reserve squad, despite the fact that he
is fit, and raring to go.
The Magpies are on a bad run of form and could really use the services of the French playmaker.
Ben Arfa told reporters:
"Yeah, it was very difficult.  I was at home watching on TV" (Defeat to
Arsenal) he says. "I feel sad and frustrated, but not angry. I want to
help my team and I can’t. It hurts a lot." 
The former Lyon prodigy feels that he could use his flair and
creativity to drive the Magpies out of a bad spell of six consecutive
defeats, a new record for "The Toon" since 1987.
"I don’t know why I’m not playing. You have to ask the manager. After
the (4-0) defeat against Manchester United, we had a strong exchange of
words, but that is it. He doesn’t want me to play. I respect it. If he
wants, I will play. I’m here for the club" he said.
Ben Arfa has stated his loyalty to the Geordies despite the fact that
the Club looks set to try and offload him in the summer transfer
window. The Frenchman has also decided against evoking a clause that
could see him terminate his contract end-season, with the intentions of
moving else where for more regular and maybe even European football.
He said,:"If the manager says to me he doesn’t believe in me for next
season, I want to stay, but if the chairman wants to sell me I have to
go. I want to stay here even if the manager doesn’t believe in me
because I will show him I can play here." 
Alan Pardew has come under scrutiny from the media for a bad run of
results from the turn of the year. Pardew has gone from winning the
Premier League Manager of the Month accolade last November to some local
papers making calls for him to be sacked with their published headline
of "P45 due".
His recent altercation with David Meyler, which resulted in a
seven-match ban on top of a fine, displayed a lack of professionalism
from a manager with his experience. 
Pardew will be hoping to make the most of his next game against
"relegation threatened" Cardiff City. The Magpies will be hoping to
accomplish a finish within the top half of the table, and their good run
of form in the earlier half of the season will help them to see out
that objective. "We have been in the top 10 all year – and we intend to
stay there" said Pardew.

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