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'Stoke interested in Paulinho'

Stoke are one of a number of English sides interested in Livorno's Brazilian striker Paulinho, according to the Italian club's president.

Aldo Spinelli said the 28-year-old, who scored 15 goals in 35 Serie A matches last term, is also attracting attention from Abu Dhabi.

"Al Jazira have already spoken with Paulinho, but Stoke City also want him and there are also a couple of other English clubs," Spinelli told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We will take the decision which is best for everyone together.

"What I can say is that the negotiations (with Al Jazira) have started and in the coming hours we will know more about this, with everything still open, and talk to the player to work out the best opportunity."

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