Chelsea Planning To Use Star Midfielder In Bid To Sign £60m Barca Target

According to an article written by London Evening Standard’s Simon Johnson, Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for Oscar in the summer and could use the Brazilian as part of a bid to sign former Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

Oscar has seen his form considerably dropped in recent weeks and he is no longer a guarantee name on Jose Mourinho’s first XI. Oscar who has come under heavy critism in recent time from Jose Mourinho has seen his form faded out towards the end of the season for the third successive seasons.

Although Oscar’s current contract ends in 2019 having only just signed a renewal last November, that doesn’t guarantee the Brazilian’s future with Chelsea. According to the Standard, Chelsea will be looking for upward of £30m for the Brazilian.

Juventus have constantly been linked with a move for the Brazilian and PSG who keenly tried to sign the player last summer with several failed bids are also likely to be interested in the player once the summer transfer window is flagged open by July 1 2015.

Judging by the recent transfer activities conducted by Chelsea, not many will be surprised if the Brazilian leaves at the end of the season. Jose Mourinho is expected to reinforce his squad in the summer but with FFP laws hindering clubs, Chelsea may have to like last summer sell couple of their big names before bringing in other players.

Although Chelsea only just signed a £40m-a-year sponsorship deal with Japanese rubber company Yokohama Rubber, this has not stopped the club from selling of some of their big names in order to bring in new players and this summer is likely to toll the same line. David Luiz, Mata and Demba Ba were all sold to balance the books in recent time.

According to Evening Standard, Chelsea has drawn up a list of big names they will like to sign in the summer. This includes Koke, Varane and Pogba. Pogba has been a target for Chelsea since last summer but the hefty £60m Juventus reportedly want for the player has been a major put off for the blues and other interested clubs.

According to standard, if Chelsea cannot get Pogba, they will make a move for Arsenal and Manchester United target Morgan Schneiderlin.

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