Corinthians midfielder Paulinho admits he would love to join Inter and their lack of European competition “is not a problem.”
The 24-year-old had already been extremely close to a transfer last summer, but put off the move because he wanted to take part in the Club World Cup, beating Chelsea in the Final.
“I said and I repeat: I would go for sure to Inter,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“They are a club known all over the world. There played Ronaldo, Julio Cesar, Lucio, Maicon. Who would not want to wear that shirt?
“The fact that Inter would not participate in the next Champions League is not a problem, because they surely will want to take revenge.
“If Inter want me they have to come forward with a right offer. I’m not a kid. I’m fine in Brazil, I play in a strong side like Corinthians and I’m one of the Selecao’s regular eleven. I must have the right motivations to leave all that.”
Meanwhile, Corinthians director of football Edu Gaspar also pointed out the price-tag is “at least €20m.”