Kia Joorabchian claims Brazil star Paulinho will move to Europe this summer.
The Corinthians midfielder is being tracked by Chelsea, and a host of Serie A clubs, after his excellent performance in the Club Wold Cup final win against the Blues.
The Brazilian side rejected a number of offers in the January transfer window but Joorabchian, whose company represents the 24-year-old, claims a move is on the cards at the end of the season.
“Paulinho sees his future in Europe,” he told Keys and Gray. “I think he will definitely move in the summer. He’s a very special player. He's a Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard sort of player, a real box-to-box man.
"He had a lot to do with Corinthians winning the Copa Libertadores and was very much involved in the Club World Cup win against Chelsea. He’s a massive talent.
“He’ll end up at a big club. He’s already been linked to Inter Milan, AC Milan and various clubs in England. Now it’s up to him to decide where he wants to play, whether that’s in England, Italy or Spain.
“He’s got his pick of clubs at the moment. There were a couple of bids in the January transfer window, from both English and Italian clubs, but he decided to stay in Brazil."