Corinthians midfielder Paulinho claims Chelsea switch is just speculation
Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has denied speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 23/10/12 3:08pm
The 24-year-old Brazil international has emerged as the latest young talent being targeted by Roman Abramovich with a January transfer believed to be a possibility.
But Paulinho insists the talk of a move to Stamford Bridge is pure speculation as he focuses on playing in the Club World Cup - against Chelsea - in December.
"I once more can assure you that those stories are just speculation, I've never said otherwise," he told Lancenet.
"Whenever there is an opportunity, when an offer comes I'll be the first to tell everyone about it.
"This is just more speculation. There was nothing. I'm happy here. We have the Club World Cup at the end of the year and I'm totally focused.
"It's hard to deal with this kind of situation but I have a family and team-mates who help me do my best every day."