Last Updated: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:25
Tottenham are worried that Chelsea may sneak in and pinch target Paulinho from under their noses as he decides on his future.
Spurs have made an official bid to his club Corinthians, thought to be worth around the £17m mark, but the player himself is in no rush to decide his future.
He says he will wait until after the Confederations Cup and Spurs fear that will give rivals Chelsea time to step in and steal him away.
The 24-year-old will not be rushed as he will sit down with his family and decide on his future.
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