Chelsea to pay £28.7m for Tottenham's Paulinho

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Chelsea will pay an incredible €35m (£28.7m) to sign Tottenham star Paulinho, reports Brazilian newspaper Lancenet.

Lancenet followed up their original exclusive from yesterday with a follow up on the sensational, and reportedly imminent, transfer between the Premier League rivals.

The Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, who only signed for Tottenham last summer in a £17m deal, has landed on Jose Mourinho's radar and are reportedly set to give Tottenham an £11m profit on their original outlay.

To repeat, this story has come from Paulinho's native Brazil, where he is set to star in the World Cup for the home nation this summer.

It claims that agent Giuliano Bertolucci is brokering and it will likely be announced once the competition finishes.

Despite the outlandish nature of Lancenet's story published Wednesday, it was soon reaffirmed by media across English newspapers, adding weight to their claims.

However, it remains to be seen whether the story is indeed true with no people involved in the alleged deal confirming or denying its validity.

Paulinho has spent a single season at White Hart Lane and is one of the only players in a big summer spending spree to impress the Tottenham faithful.

The likes of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela have failed to adapt to the Premier League but tough-tackling Paulinho has seemingly done enough to convince Mourinho to spend almost £30m to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

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