With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea have beaten Tottenham to the signing of Oscar.
Chelsea have beaten Tottenham to the signing of Brazilian playmaker Oscar, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims that the Blues have secured a £25m deal for the Internacional ace after beating former manager Andre Villas-Boas to the players signature.
Tottenhams new boss thought he was in pole position to land the 20-year-old after submitting an offer believed to be in the region of £11m last week.
However, European champions Chelsea have now responded swiftly to blow Tottenham’s offer out the water and the Mail claim they have agreed a £25m deal with the Brazilians.
Having already signed Eden Hazard and Marko Marin this summer, Roberto Di Matteo has continued to rejuvenate his attacking options ahead of the new season with the addition of one of the most highly-rated players to come out of Brazil in years.
Oscar has scored 19 goals in 70 games for Internacional and burst on to the international scene with a hat-trick in the final of the 2011 FIFA under 20 World Cup against Portugal.
He is most comfortable playing as a playmaker behind the striker, but is also capable of playing on the left or right of midfield. Chelsea fans will be able to get a glimpse of their new signing as he is due to take part in the London Olympics with Brazil.
Oscar is a superb youngster and would be an excellent signing for Chelsea, if he’s able to adapt to the Premier League.
However, despite what the Daily Mail claims, we’re not convinced this is a ‘done deal’ just yet. We advise caution in getting too excited before this deal is officially confirmed by the club.
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