Only yesterday, we had reported that Oscar was the subject of interest of Italian giants Inter Milan. But according to Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella, Antonio Conte was ready to incorporate Oscar back into the team, following his return from compassionate leave after his grandfather’s demise.
However, now according to reports, manager Antonio Conte is willing to let the Brazilian leave this January. But Chelsea will not let him go unless a high bid is placed.
Oscar lost his place in the starting eleven ever since our Italian manager switched to the 3-4-3 system. N’golo Kante and Nemanja Matic have been nothing sort of excellent in midfield, while the resurgence of Pedro in the right wing is keeping even Willian out of the first team for the time being.
Eden Hazard is undroppable 365 days of the year, so Oscar, along with Fabregas, has to wait for an injury, suspension, or for someone to lose his form, which at the moment looks unlikely.
The 25 year old last started a match back in mid September, in the 2-1 loss against Liverpool. But now that the new formation is working wonders, his chances of making a comeback into the first team looks grim.
Oscar was wanted by Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in the summer, but that approach was turned down. But now that the same owners have also taken over Inter, they are making a stronger pitch for Oscar. They had successfully bought Ramires for their Chinese club, and after failing to get Oscar in January, they will be looking to offer him a chance at Serie A.