Paulinho deal will NOT halt Barcelona's pursuit of Coutinho but move may help Liverpool land Gomes https://t.co/ZK9AwKa4Qu pic.twitter.com/bU3y9KtWCE — MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 12, 2017Xu said the cost of replacing Paulinho, who signed a new deal this year, would make it impossible for Guangzhou to part with a player instrumental in their charge to the top of the table and run to the Asian Champions League quarter-finals. Paulinho joined Guangzhou after a disappointing spell in the English Premier League with Spurs and has established himself as a key player for his Chinese club and his country. In March he scored a hat-trick as Brazil handed Uruguay a 4-1 defeat in a World Cup qualifier, while he has scored seven goals in the Chinese league and five in the Asian Champions League.
Ernesto Valverde: "I have a feeling that Paulinho will not be playing tomorrow night against Madrid." pic.twitter.com/Bi8fO0o5hd— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 12, 2017