Transfer news from The Lane including Paulinho, Bernard, Yann M'Vila and Scott Parker.
Tottenham have reportedly agreed a fee for Brazilian international Paulinho. The deal has recently been reported to have hit various snags but it now appears that Andre Villas-Boas has his man. Last weekend his agent was in London for unspecified reasons but it now appears that Paulinho was the main order of business for his trip. It is suggested that a £17 million bid has been accepted for the dynamic midfielder and the 24-year-old could finalise a deal after the FIFA Confederations Cup in his homeland.
Meanwhile a potential deal for Bernard has been cast into doubt after the fellow Brazilian international talked up FC Porto; amid suggestions he could join AVB’s former club this summer. Bernard, who has also been linked to Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund this summer, is said to be keen on a move to Europe from Atletico Mineiro this summer. While he stopped short of suggesting he could be joining the Portuguese outfit in the summer he did mention international team-mate Hulk suggesting Porto as a possible destination to him.
Tottenham are also being linked with a move for Yann M’Vila. The French international was strongly suggested to be a Spurs target in January but in the end he joined Russian outfit Rubin Kazan on a big money deal. Now it seems he has grown tired of life in the furthest reaches of European football and is being touted as a target for many clubs; of which Tottenham are just one. They will have to do battle with Anzhi Makhachkala for the player but considering the progress in the Paulinho deal this may have little likelihood of coming to fruition.
Finally and Fulham are said to be in the race to sign Scott Parker from Spurs. With the arrival of Paulinho the reported exit of Parker could escalate quickly and he is said to be available at £4 million. Sunderland have previously shown an interest in the player however he is said to desire a move that keeps him down south after a previously unhappy spell with Newcastle United.
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