Barcelona reach agreement to sign Brazil and ex-Tottenham midfielder Paulinho

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Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Paulinho in a deal worth £36.4million.

The former Tottenham midfielder will move from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, where he has been plying his trade for two years.

A medical has been scheduled for Thursday with the player to be unveiled on the same day.

A buy-out clause in his new deal with the Blaugrana has been set at €120m (£109.2m).

After joining in a £17million deal from Corinthians, Paulinho struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane.

He has, however, impressed during his short spell in China, earning a recall to the Brazilian national team in the process and catching the attention of Barcelona scouts.

Paulinho's international team-mate Philippe Coutinho remains a target for Barcelona, despite Liverpool insisting that they will not part with their prized possession.

The Reds turned down Coutinho's transfer request on Friday.

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