Chelsea Miss Out On £9m Brazilian

By on November 2, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea target Paulinho signs a new contract.

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Chelsea have suffered a transfer blow with the news that midfield target Paulinho is set to stay at Corinthians after signing a new contract with the Brazilian outfit, according to the Daily Mail.

The European champions have been strongly linked with a move for the 24-year-old defensive midfielder in recent transfer windows with boss Roberto Di Matteo keen to sign the talented South American as competition for Ramires and John Obi Mikel.

The Blues were believed to be considering a January move for the £9m-rated Brazilian international but they have now been told by Corinthians to forget making any attempt to sign Paulinho, after the player signed a contract extension with the club.

President Mario Gobbi Filho confirmed the news and insists they have no intention of selling their star man:

‘We have renewed his contract and we have adjusted it,’

‘Now it is at a level appropriate for Paulinho and the market. We have no intention to sell him, it is out of the question.

‘We have a cycle that lasts until July and we renewed his contract to keep him, not to sell him. We do not want to transfer any player in January.’

Filho is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

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Paulinho has also been linked with Arsenal and Inter Milan in the past, but along with Chelsea, the trio will now have to find alternative targets after the player committed his future to Corinthians.

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12 Comments

  1. Agbaje Olusegun Michael

    November 2, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Chelsea shud sign Neven Subotic or Hummels nd den convert Luiz 2 a defencive midfielder alongside Mikel or Ramires.

  2. Ezeson Emmanuelson Sirdon

    November 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Chelsea shud go for de rossi instead of paulinho

  3. fumzzy

    November 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    we need falcao or a good finisher to lead our attacking line

  4. sam

    November 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

    May be Inler!

  5. Stanley

    November 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Chelsea shud go for good finisher our mifield

  6. Ogechi emmanuel idika

    November 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Chelsea should go 4 a finisher and a defender den convert luiz 2 defenvise midfield.

  7. Elgaza

    November 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Chelsea should buy a good central defender nd den push Luiz 2 midfield 2 gv him more freedom 2 express his talents.

  8. Jonah ikani

    November 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Beta gud striker

  9. fumzzy

    November 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    chelsea should also buy a gud defender. Someone like jores Okore the nordsjeland f.c guy

  10. Izzydreamz

    November 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Chelsea shuld sign either falcao or lewandoski nd they shuld convert luiz into a defensive mildfider…up bluez

  11. larry

    November 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    i think chelsea are very much in need of CB in the summer and quikly go for sturning striker while transfer re-open in january.

  12. Onwe oliver

    November 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Yes chelsea should go 4 finisher like falcao cos if we look at our previous we’hav played, it’s always deficult 4 our striker 2 score. Falcoa is d answer.

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