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Barcelona Denies Rumors that Paulinho Was Signed to Favor Josep Maria Bartomeu’s Company

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The club is asking for retractions from unspecified media outlets

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FC Barcelona has put out an official statement denying that Paulinho was signed from Guangzhou Evergrande for the purpose of benefitting the club president’s company.

The club says the rumors are false and have asked for retractions from “the media outlet that published the story,” though they did not specify which media outlet they’re referring to.

You can read the full statement here.

Our website published a story chronicling these rumors. You may read it here.