Juventus target Tottenham midfielder Paulinho

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Juventus are lining up a £20m bid for Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, which could pave the way for Arturo Vidal to join Manchester United.

The Telegraph claims that the Italian giants are confident Spurs will sell and they feel he will be a suitable replacement for Chilean star Vidal.

Vidal on the move?

If the Brazilian is allowed to join Juve, it is expected that Vidal will leave the club, although United continue to deny they are in talks for the player.

Vidal is likely to cost around £30m which the Italian side will use to fund their move for Paulinho, although Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is up to his usual tricks and could demand a higher price.

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This isn't the first time Paulinho has been on the radar of other club's as he has previously attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea.

However, he was rumoured to have had a falling out with Tim Sherwood whilst he was in charge at Spurs as Sherwood claimed he was living off his reputation rather than his ability.

Attractive option

The 25-year old endured an injury hit campaign with Tottenham and has previously insisted that he is happy at White Hart Lane.

But a move to Italy would be considered an attractive one for the player as Juventus are Serie 'A' title holders and will compete in next season's Champions League - something Spurs cannot offer him.

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