According to reports in the English media late last night, Italian Serie A side Juventus and Liverpool are keenly monitoring the situation of Chelsea star Oscar. The Brazilian has suffered a decline in form lately which has seen manager Jose Mourinho coming heavily on him in recent weeks. Mourinho’s heavy critism of the player has led to several speculation about the future of the midfielder.
According to dailymail, Chelsea want to strengthen their squad further next season but due to the fear of FFP law hammer, they may have to sanction the sale of one of their high profile names with Oscar who was wanted by PSG last summer the likeliest to leave the club.
Chelsea bought Oscar for £19.35m from Brazilian club Internacional and they will want to make some profit on him. According to the reports, Juventus are keen on buying a playmaker in the summer and manager Carlos Dunga has earmarked the Brazilian as key target.
‘He reminds me of Roberto Baggio,’ he said. ‘Oscar has technique, reads situations well and is a modern and versatile trequartista. He reminds me of Roberto Baggio, but also has similarities to Massimiliano Allegri.
‘Brazilians like to have fun with their football, which hasn’t happened to Oscar very much recently, but I met Jose Mourinho and he spoke highly of all his Brazilian players.
‘I tell Allegri that Oscar is strong and also a good lad. A forward line with him, Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata would drive any Coach crazy.
‘It wouldn’t be a step backwards for Oscar to go to Juventus. He’d be decisive in Serie A and whether he plays for Juventus or Chelsea it’ll always be a great club.’
Liverpool are also said to be interested in the player however, it is very unlikely to see Chelsea sanctioning the sale of the Brazilian to a direct rival. Mourinho refused to let Demba Ba to join Arsenal two summers ago and he is very unlikely to allow Oscar join Liverpool. Never mind the fact that Mata was allowed to join Manchester United two winters ago.