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Inter Milan reportedly looking to sign Spurs midfielder

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Inter Milan want Paulinho, according to the Mirror. The paper is reporting that the club's sporting director Piero Ausilio is in London to get the deal done.

Inter want to bring Paulinho on loan for the rest of the season, with a £12 million option to buy him outright in the summer. That wouldn't be the worst deal in the world. Tottenham would be taking a loss on the Brazilian, and a pretty hefty one at that, but considering his form for Spurs and the unlikelihood that he gets back into the team enough to improve his value, this is about as good as they can do.

The Mirror says that Mauricio Pochettino is not especially happy with the squad, which isn't exactly a revelation. It also says that he wants to bring in a few players, Saido Berahino first and foremost, which isn't shocking either. To do so, he needs to raise funds, and even on a loan with an option to buy, Paulinho can help with that.

So all in all, nothing here is especially surprising. If Ausilio really is in London, that gives this rumor more credence, but expect another 10 Paulinho rumors before he gets moved in January, if he gets moved.