Found December 11, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
PLAYERS: Roberto Mancini
Paulinho is generating plenty of transfer gossip, but he claims it is his intention to remain at Corinthians for the foreseeable future. Speculation linking the Brazil international with a move to Europe has intensified ahead of the January transfer window. Manchester City are among those said to be keen, with Roberto Mancini looking for an injection of creativity at the Etihad Stadium. A big-money bid may tempt Corinthians, but the player will also need to be convinced that the time is right to leave his homeland. Paulinho has hinted that he is ready to snub any advances, with the 24-year-old prepared to shrug off rumours regarding his future while he focuses on a bid for Club World Cup glory. He told UOL: "Winning the Club World Cup title won't change anything regarding my plans for 2013. I intend to stay at Corinthians in 2013. "When other clubs were interested, I told you. But I can tell you that there are no new offers. "I won't change my opinion. I decided to stay at Corinthians because I can become a champion here." Paulinho recently penned a contract extension at Corinthians which will keep him at the Sao Paulo-based club until 2015. Saturday's 2-2 draw at Wigan saw the west Londoners set an unwanted Premier League record for the longest winless start to the season. QPR have gone 16 games without a victory and will be hoping to break their duck when neighbours Fulham come to Loftus Road on Saturday. Fernandes will be at the match and told fans on Tuesday to remain upbeat. He said on Twitter: "Holiday today in malaysia. Went early xmas shopping. But all I want is 3 points. Hehehehe. "Its been nothing short of a disaster. Its not where we are. But boy we put so much effort into this. Good honest effort. "Keep your spirits up. Laughing smiling and being positive helps. Won't leave any stone unturned to try fix this. tough as it is. Hopefully santa gives us some early presents." The Arsenal loanee, who has played a big part in the U's fortunes since arriving in September, has played his last game for the club after picking up a foot injury in training last Friday. The youngster has since been diagnosed with a broken bone in his foot and has gone back to his parent club for treatment. The Italian spent seven memorable years at Stamford Bridge during his playing days, with his number 25 jersey having been retired by the club as a mark of respect. He would like nothing more than to make an emotional return to west London in a coaching capacity, but appreciates that he is not yet ready to take such a giant leap. Having cut his managerial teeth at West Ham, Zola is currently overseeing events at Championship outfit Watford. Working with ambitious owners at a club aiming at the Premier League can only be beneficial to him, though, and the 46-year-old hopes that one day he will be offered an opportunity to enhance his legend status at Chelsea. "I have been dreaming of becoming a good manager, one who can lead a team like Chelsea," Zola told France Football. "I work really hard for it. I do not know if I will (manage Chelsea). I think I have the abilities but I do not think I am good enough yet. "It is only my second coaching experience in a club after West Ham. I still have a lot to do. "I am really pleased by the plans (at Watford). I know how serious the Pozzo family are. This is the best place I could have found to develop as a coach."
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