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Wednesday March 5 2014
English clubs line up for Paulinho

Newcastle United, Sunderland and Southampton are reportedly lining up a summer offer for Livorno hitman Paulinho.

The Brazilian has netted 10 Serie A goals so far this season, but could well move on at the end of the season after his club turned down January bids.

According to calcionews24, the centre-forward is wanted by several Premier League clubs, above all Newcastle, Sunderland – who had already approached Livorno in January – and Southampton.

The Saints see him as a replacement for Daniel Osvaldo, who was sent out on loan to Juventus after just six months.

His price-tag is thought to be in the region of €15m – around £12.3m.

Full name Paulo Sergio Betanin, the 28-year-old has been in Italy since 2005, playing for Livorno with loan spells at Grosseto and Sorrento.

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