There has been speculation mounting for the past few weeks that Chelsea have been monitoring the situation of Internacional midfielder Oscar, with some sources claiming that the club are very close to concluding a deal. It now appears as though the transfer saga has progressed some more, with the Brazilian outfit confirming that the Blues have expressed an interest in Oscar and have made a firm offer for his services.
Several media sources reported last week that Oscar was supposedly set to move to Stamford Bridge in a transfer work €25m. While it does not appear as though the deal is that far on, there does at least appear to be truth in the reports that Chelsea have tabled an offer. This comes after Internacional president, Giovanni Luigi, told Radio Gaucha, “I want the transfer of Oscar to be the biggest deal ever in Brazilian football. And the Chelsea offer isn’t that far from that. If regarding Oscar we get offers that match our expectations, we’ll negotiate. But they have to be of the value that mean significant resources for Internacional.”
Oscar is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Brazil and Blues supporters will be able to see the youngster showcase his talent in the upcoming Olympic Games. While there have also been reports linking neighbours Tottenham to the player, it is still understood that Chelsea are in the driving seat after Roberto Di Matteo labelled Oscar as one of his primary transfer targets.
The signing of Oscar would certainly help create the experience and youth equilibrium that Petr Cech has recently said is necessary at Stamford Bridge. The Czech Republic international has announced his delight at the signature of several young players, stating that they will integrate well with the more experienced players at the club which will create a positive dynamic.