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Inter target Paulinho wants Brazil stay

July 12, 2012
By ESPN staff

Reported Inter Milan target Brazil international Paulinho has expressed his wish to remain at Corinthians.

Paulinho: Star of Corinthians
GettyImagesPaulinho: Brazil international

• Inter make move for Paulinho

Paulinho, 23, has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A this summer, with Inter Milan among the clubs keen to acquire the midfielder.

"Corinthians are doing everything they can to keep me," Paulinho told "I want to remain here and I hope that my future is resolved as soon as possible so that I can play without having any distractions.

"Inter have not spoken directly with me but they have spoken to my representatives. I want to reward Corinthians for their willingness to keep me.

"Wherever I go, I will nevertheless win. It's not a money issue, I just want to play football."

Paulinho was signed by Corinthians from lower league club Bragantino two years ago and has excelled in the Brazilian top flight helping them win their first ever Copa Libertadores title earlier this month.