With clubs seemingly in haste to wrap up negotiations before the summer transfer window opens, Juventus are trying to make sure they aren’t left behind, as all hands are on deck in finding a worthy replacement for the likely-to-depart Paul Pogba. The France international has been linked with a move away from the club in recent times, with Etihad big-spenders Manchester City leading in the race to sign him. PSG are also being tipped as a likely next port of call for the 22 year-old.
The Old Lady were earlier said to have lined up Tottenham’s Erik Lamela as the replacement midfielder, but it doesn’t seem their interest in the Hotspur player still holds, as all attention have been shifted to Selecao’s playmaker, Oscar. It had been earlier speculated by the Chelsea management that he will be used as makeweight for a Pogba transfer to the Stamford bridge, but even after the deal looks to have fallen through, Juventus are still keen on getting the Brazil international. There are reports that Juventus sporting director, Fabio Paratici will be in England anytime soon to hold talks with Chelsea for his transfer.
Oscar has found himself out of the starting favorites towards the end of the season’s firsthalf, and with more recruitments to come in, he might get more sidelined during the coming campaign. He only appeared 27 times in the league this season, his least appearances since his arrival 3 seasons ago. A transfer could be in the pipes anytime soon, as the Special One has declared he wouldn’t stop the player from leaving if he so desires. Although he won’t cost up to Pogba in transfer, but whatsoever fees he gets sold for, the funds will definitely come handy in the transfer of any of other Chelsea targets for the summer.