Chelsea midfielder Oscar is on the verge of joining Chinese Super League Shanghai SIPG on a £60m deal.
The Brazil international has confirmed that the move is 90 percent done.
Reports emerged on Tuesday that the Blues had received a 60m pounds offer from SIPG for Oscar, who has been a bench warmer in recent months. The Blues have since accepted the transfer sum from the Chinese outfit, and the Brazilian acknowledged his association with the West London giants will come to an end next month. He told SporTV: “It’s 90 per cent right. It’s just depends on some bureaucratic details”
A source close to us disclosed that this mouth watering deal was negotiated by Marina Granovskaia on behalf of chelsea football club.The only issues yet to be resolved are the sale of Oscar’s image rights and where he will live in Shanghai.
The pressure to sign Oscar came not from the club or from its manager Villas-Boas, but from the government of Shanghai. Shanghai will end its agreement with Formula 1 in 2017 and the government have asked their clubs to sign big-name footballers.
Shanghai see Oscar as a marketable player. He is 25, good-looking and Brazilian which in China is as marketable as it gets.
Oscar has been a fringe player for the Blues this season with Antonio Conte sticking with a settled XI for most of the campaign. Despite his young age, the 25-year-old has opted to join the Chinese Super League where he would earn a bumper salary package.