RUMOURS: Barcelona agree €40 million Paulinho deal

The La Liga giants have reached an agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande which will see the Brazil international midfielder return to Europe from China.

Barca have refused to give up in their pursuit, though, and despite Guangzhou’s desire to hold on to Paulinho, are set to snap him up after putting together a package which meets the release clause in his contract, the most recent rejected offer was one totalling €25 million.

The midfielder bid farewell to everyone at Guangzhou after Saturday’s training session and will miss their next match against Henan Jianye as he will be flying out to Spain on Sunday for his medical.

It is the first piece of business the Spanish outfit have carried out since losing Neymar to PSG.

They remain locked in talks to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

Paulinho has said goodbye to his Guangzhou Evergrande team-mates as he nears a €40 million move to Barcelona…
The former Corinthians ace has been an influential member of the Chinese Super League side where he has helped them to back-to-back titles