Paulinho could return to Barcelona as a free agent this summer.
Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho is a free agent option for the Catalan giants to consider this summer.
Barcelona has added the likes of Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia to their squad and required no transfer fee.
The 32-year old Brazilian midfielder spent only one season at Camp Nou and was loaned out to China before making the deal permanent.
Paulinho told Mundo Deportivo: “Barça is a team that I know well. I spent an unforgettable year there, both at the club and in the city, and we won the League and the Copa del Rey. If I had another chance, and it was something good for both me and my family, I would be delighted.
“For me, the theme of money or the duration of the contract would be a problem, they never have been, and even less if Barca are the team who calls.
“I have already shown when I left Guangzhou to go there for much less of what is perceived in China.
“Money has never been at the front in my career, so it would not be a problem in returning there. Also, the club would not have to pay a transfer fee for me.”