Inter Milan target Paulinho has expressed his wish to remain at Corinthians.
The Brazilian midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A this summer, with the Nerazzurri outfit among the clubs keen to acquire the 23-year-old.
"Corinthians are doing everything they can to keep me," Paulinho told www.fcinternews.it. "I want to remain here and I hope that my future is resolved as soon as possible so that I can play without having any distractions.
"Inter have not spoken directly with me but they have spoken to my representatives.
"I want to reward Corinthians for their willingness to keep me.
"Wherever I go, I will nevertheless win.
"It's not a money issue, I just want to play football."
Paulinho was signed by Corinthians from lower-league club Bragantino two years ago and has excelled in the Brazilian top flight helping his club win its first ever Copa Libertadores title earlier this month.
Colombian side Santa Fe took a big step towards the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores by beating tournament debutant Real Garcilaso 3-1 in