Barcelona are willing to pay actual money for former Spurs flop Paulinho

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Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho, according to reports.

"The important thing for me is to be happy with the decision I make, so if Barca offer me less than Guangzhou, it's not a problem because I will be playing for one of Europe's great teams".

Paulinho is confident that he will complete a move to Barcelona this week after admitting that he never dreamed of receiving interest from the La Liga giants.

The player himself has previously revealed that he is very keen on a move to Spain, while Guangzhou manager Luiz Felipe Scolari recently informed ESPN Brazil that the club would consider any offers that arrived.

"I have to talk to my president".

"I was a little surprised that Guangzhou had not responded to Barça and it came out in the press here that they rejected the offer", Paulinho said. An offer of €20m has already been rejected and Paulinho hopes the club will listen if and when Barça return with a second bid.

'I want him to sign for Barca because with a player like him, who's also a mate of mine, we'll get so much'.

Paulinho has made 24 appearances for his Chinese club this season, scoring 10 goals and assisting four further strikes in all competitions. But we won't let him leave mid-season. "That doesn't affect me leaving, but it would prevent Guangzhou signing a replacement".

Nonetheless the midfielder, who has shone for Brazil in recent times, confirms that the Catalans have indeed contacted his current employers for his signature.

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