Chelsea

Major star ready to be first £30m Chelsea sacrifice as Conte plots rebuild

OscarChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern haven’t had much else to wax lyrical about this season other than the discuss the plethora of players linked with a summer switch to Stamford Bridge.

It’s doing the bar staff’s heads in!

Finally, they were given some reprieve as members of the Blues faithful discussed reports in the Sun that concerned a potential player EXIT for once.

The individual in question is midfield star Oscar, who is reportedly set to be one of the first victims of an Antonio Conte inspired overhaul of the squad that delighted so much last season, but disappointed just as much this term.

As the Italy boss prepares to takeover in West London after Euro 2016, he is said to be concerned with rebuilding the shaky defence.

As a result, the Brazilian playmaker could be sold in order to raise funds to draft in top defensive talent over the course of the summer.

It is claimed within the report, who reference the Times, that the 24-year old rejected a money spinning move to the Chinese Super League in January as he wishes to remain in Europe at such a young age.

With that in mind, it is thought both Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are two top continental sides who would be likely to shell out £30m in order to land the Selecao samba star.

Though he has scored some stunning goals during his time with Chelsea, the former Internacional man has never once reached double figures since his £25m move in 2012.

That’s a reasonably poor return for an attacking midfielder, especially one not tasked with many duties when tracking back.

Conte reportedly wishes to keep the likes of Eden Hazard, despite links with a move to Real Madrid, and reintegrate Juan Cuadrado back into the squad following his impressive loan spell with Juventus.

Would you drive Oscar into Europe yourself for £30m? Or can he become the jewel in the crown?

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