Chelsea midfield target unsure over future in Brazil

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Chelsea transfer target Paulinho has opened the door to a potential move away from Corinthians in the summer window.

The 24-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent months, with interim manager Rafa Benitez reportedly pursuing the player’s signature once again in January.

And, after agent Kia Joorabchian confirmed his client could be on the move at some stage in 2013, the player has now also admitted that his future is far from certain at the Pacaembu in Brazil.

"I do not know what will happen in June. Nor can I say with certainty that I will stay or go away, we will see,” said the nine-cap international, according to talkSPORT.

"For the time being I am fully concentrated on Corinthians - what happens in the market, in summer or winter, we will see."

Chelsea already have a plethora of Brazilian players at their disposal, with David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar all first team regulars for the west London outfit.

Paulinho would add extra quality to the South American contingent, and also provide some stength-in-depth to the midfield amidst uncertainty over the future of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

The England international is out of contract at the end of the season, and whilst Chelsea have begun negotiations over a new deal, his future is far from certain on the King's Road.

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