Chelsea’s midfield prodigy, Oscar, will not be leaving the Premier League champions for Juventus this summer.
The Brazilian playmaker has been linked with a move to the Serie A champions. Speculation has been heating up in recent days with the Bianconeri looking to find potential replacements for key midfield players Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba. Moreover, Oscar has been under fire from both media and fans alike for a dip in form towards the second half of the season.
After Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea as manager in 2013, he made it evident that he wanted to build the new Chelsea team around Oscar. It was also one of the reasons why two-time Chelsea player of the year, Juan Mata was sold to Manchester United. Back then, Oscar was an automatic choice in the starting eleven. Times have changed and with the arrival of the Cesc Fabregas, Oscar had to fight for a place in the first team last season. Recently, rumors started cropping up that the attacking midfielder was looking for a move away from England with Juventus reportedly interested in his services.
According to Sky Sports, sources close to the midfielder have suggested that there have been no talks between the clubs and Oscar will be staying at Stamford Bridge. The former São Paulo and SC Internacional man has previously reiterated that he is ‘happy’ in West London amidst speculations that manager Jose Mourinho was ready to entertain offers for the 23-year old.
Oscar scored 7 goals in all competitions for the Blues last season but could not make it into the Brazil squad for the Copa America due to injury. This is his first summer without international football since he represented Brazil at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011, the London Olympics in 2012, the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013 and the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
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Edited By: Vikram Vadiganeni
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