It was not a goodbye but more of a “see you later.” This is the purpose of a phone call made yesterday afternoon between Massimo Moratti and Paulinho. A phone call confirms the end of negotiations but only momentarily because in the summer of 2013, everything remains wide wide open.
As reported by the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Inter boss heard from the player directly to understand his intention and also the club. Paulinho will not leave in January for many reasons but the biggest one is the desire to stay at the team that he loves and one he wants to continue winning with. That desire was confirmed by the Paulinho in a press conference yesterday after the conversation that he had with the Inter president.
The player just does not want to come to Europe at mid season and even if he wanted to, Inter did not have the time required to do such major deal to make this thing happen anyway. For Inter, the Nerazzurri have doubts on spending almost all the money that they got from selling Sneijder and Coutinho.
But in all of this, there is already an economic agreement with Paulinho on the basis of 2.6 million euros plus bonuses per season. Contacts between Inter and Corinthians will continue in the next few days to close the deal with Paulinho’s club. Inter intend to continue negotiations in order to lock Paulinho down for June.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport