If you believe reports in the English media in the last few weeks, Chelsea and Brazil national team player Oscar is very likely to find himself in the market once the summer transfer window is flagged open on the 1st of July 2015.
The player has fallen out with Coach Mourinho as he has struggled to keep pace and work-rate. Oscar, one of the most substituted players in the England’s top flight, has not played 90 full minutes since January. Reports state that Italian super-power Juventus are interested in the Brazilian and PSG who were heavily linked to him in the summer are also likely to be interested in signing the playmaker. In replacement, according to reports, Mourinho is lining up Enner Valencia from West Ham.
Enner is a 25 year old striker from Ecuador, but can play as a CAM or even a winger if need be. Valencia has impressed many upon his arrival to the Premier league from the Mexican League, not only with 5 goals during the campaign but also with superb link-up play, pace, high attacking work-rate and versatility.
However, the Hammers have been trying their absolute hardest to fend off any interest in their players, with Chelsea also scouting this left-back Aaron Cresswell. West Ham have aggressively said that they do not want to lose any of their stars this season.
However, it remains to see how effective they are able to fend off interest in their players when clubs like Chelsea are interested. It is difficult to see how the player will dismiss the interest from Chelsea if it is real and should the player’s head get turned, we all know the small clubs are almost powerless in situations like this.
The Ecuadorian was bought for £12 million by West Ham just a year ago and it is expected a bid in the region of £18-£20 million will be enough to get Chelsea the player.