Chelsea agree £25million fee for Oscar
Reports in the press this morning suggest that Chelsea have agreed a fee with Brazilian club Internacional for the transfer of the highly rated attacking midfielder Oscar. Sky Sports reports that an agreement has been reached in principle with Chelsea and Internacional with the Brazilian international likely to move to Stamford Bridge in a £25million deal, after Oscar’s Brazilian club originally rejected a bid by Chelsea last week.
Sky Sports quoted Internacional’s president Giovanni Luigi in their report. Speaking about Chelsea’s big last week, Luigi told Terra :
“I’m waiting for another Chelsea offer this Tuesday. Their offer last Friday didn’t match our expectations. Oscar won’t leave Internacional for less than 20m Euros, thus they know what they have to offer.”
Oscar has now arrived in the UK to start preparations for the London 2012 Olympics with the rest of his Brazilian Olympic teammates, and is reported to have already completed a medical in southwest London, according to the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old playmaker has already won 6 caps for the Brazilian national side, and is being touted as a ‘typical Brazilian number 10′ in the mould of Romario, and Kaka, along with other Brazilian legends of yesteryear. Oscar is regarded as one of the rising stars of Brazilian and world football. He’s also a goal scorer, and if reports are true that Chelsea have secured his services, he’ll be a superb addition to a Chelsea squad who have already secured the signings of Eden Hazard from Lille and Marko Marin from Werder Bremen.
Chelsea’s summer spending will have passed the £60million mark if the signing of Oscar completes over the coming weeks.