Paulinho has insisted he never considered leaving Tottenham Hotspur during a difficult first season at White Hart Lane.
With David Luiz all but gone Chelsea will likely be recruiting a holding midfielder with Paulinho, Paul Pogba and Koke all mentioned.
Six Premier League players were named to Brazil's National Team for this summer's FIFA World Cup.
Paulinho admits that a lack of game time at Tottenham Hotspur since Tim Sherwood took the managerial reins has left him frustrated.
Paulinho returned from injury for Tottenham and gave them their only goal which helped Spurs earn a point after trailing in a 1-1 draw with Hull City.
Following a MRI scan, Tottenham have confirm that Paulinho has sustained significant ligament damage to his right ankle and will miss at least four weeks.
After trailing 1-0, Paulinho brought Tottenham back level with a goal just before halftime and Spurs completed the comeback thanks to a Sunderland own goal in the second half to win 1-2.
Paulinho scored a fantastic goal in added time to give Tottenham a 1-0 win over Cardiff.
Paulinho was named Man of the Match in Tottenham's victory today over Crystal Palace