Paulinho set for Tottenham medical

Paulinho has been linked Spurs for a long time. Photo: PA

Brazil midfielder Paulinho is having a medical at Tottenham today ahead of a proposed move from Corinthians, Press Association Sport understands.

The 24-year-old Corinthians star has been linked with a move to Spurs for several months and it appears he is now on the verge of completing a £17million move to White Hart Lane.

Paulinho, who has 17 international caps to his name and impressed throughout Brazil's recent Confederations Cup success, will become Andre Villas-Boas' first summer recruit as he looks to reshape his squad ahead of a push for a top four place in the Barclays Premier League next season.