Premier League Transfer News — 06 July 2013

Paulinho has completed his move to TottenhamTottenham have completed the signing of Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians for a fee of just under £17million.

The 24-year-old had impressed at the Confederations Cup for his national team.

Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea have signed young Holland international Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.

The 20-year-old midfielder arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee in the region of £9million, having signed a five-year-contract with the Blues.

The Blues are also understood to be in talks to sign Norwich keeper John Ruddy. Chelsea are in need of a back-up keeper to first choice Petr Cech, after second and third choice keepers Hilario and Ross Turnbull left the club earlier this summer.

Sunderland are believed to have agreed a fee with Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar for American striker Jozy Altidore. The 23-year-old striker was in fine form last season, finding the net 23 times for AZ. Altidore is expected in the north east on Monday to have a medical and discuss personal terms.

Christopher Samba has sealed a return to Russian club Anzhi from QPR for an undisclosed fee believed to be around the £12million mark. The centre-back only moved to Loftus Road in January from the Russian club, but failed to impress as the Hoops were relegated to the Championship.

The Blacks Cats look set to add a highly-rated young Argentinian full-back to their ranks, with the club given permission to speak to Velez Sarsfield full-back Gino Peruzzi. The 21-year-old had been linked with moves to Manchester City and Internazionale in the past.

Meanwhile, West Ham could be lining up a £10million swoop for Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata.  The Colombian striker is regarded as the next big talent to come out of the South American country and is expected to follow in the footsteps of compatriots Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez in moving to Europe.

Will Paulinho be a success in the Premier League?

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