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Luigi: No Offers For Oscar or Damiao

Internacional claim they haven’t received any bids for playmaker Oscar, amid reports that Chelsea had agreed a £25m deal to sign the Tottenham target this summer

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, Internacional have denied receiving bids for Oscar or Damiao.


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Brazilian side Internacional claim they have not received any bids for reported Chelsea and Tottenham target Oscar, according to Sky Sports News.

The Daily Mail reported this morning that Chelsea had pipped Tottenham to the signing of the Brazilian plamaker by agreeing a £25m deal with Internacional.

Sky Sports News also reported that the players agent, Carlos Meinberg Neto, had previous claimed the European champions had tabled a €25million (£19.8m) bid for the 20-year-old and a deal was close to completion.

However, Internacional president, Giovanni Luigi, has stepped in to deny these claims insisting they are yet to receive any firm offers for either Oscar or striker Leandro Damiao, who has also been linked with a move to Spurs.

Luigi does admit that the club may be forced to sell their prized assets this summer should a suitable offer come in, but again reiterated that no bid had been made for any of their players as yet.

“There have been no offers for Oscar and Leandro Damiao,”

“Internacional have the practice of selling one or two players every transfer window.

“This system has been working and we will keep it, developing players, then finding replacements if they are sold while the window is open.

“So we might sell a player, but right now no offer has been made for any player in the squad.”

Luigi is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News

Football Talk Verdict

So it appears contrary to what the Daily Mail reported today, Chelsea have in fact NOT agreed a deal to sign Oscar….yet.

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The player seems destined to leave Brazil this summer and a move to London is likely. What’s not clear however, is what part of London he’ll end up in. Chelsea remain favourites but don’t discount Spurs, who have new ambitions under Andre Villas-Boas.

Would you like to see Oscar at your club? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. luigi buffon

    July 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    hahahahahaha. Chelsea have been going mad about having signed Oscar. Be grateful he’s too young for the English game.

  2. jay why bee

    July 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Pls,we dont need dis guy(oscar),it is Hulk we need and dont be exravagant.

  3. jay why bee

    July 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Pls,we dont need dis guy(oscar),it is Hulk we need and get a good right full back,stop spend lavishly.

  4. nelson osita

    July 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    oscar and hulk will be ok, in fact we need both of them

  5. Chinonyerufus

    July 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    We hear chel hav sign oscar we hear no ofer yet 4 him who is folin in dis deal dis reporters shud stop imaginin thins one of his representiv said offer of £19.8m was mad naw de president is sayin no wel we ned hulk nd a ritbak not even maicon nd dis oscar we ar don lets 4get modric nd levy

    • andrew

      July 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      a dictionary would be a wise investment

  6. nick

    July 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    coys sign oscar and damiao sign both dont let chelsea sign oscar they got hazzard world class player dont get left behide in top players ade does not cut it for me scores onces in every ten chances not good enought

  7. Bog

    July 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Don’t let the truth get in the way of a story by the daily mail.

  8. sam chelsea

    July 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I for one think that we should sign oscar. We also need hulk but if not jovetic is another fantastic player. I prefer debuchy over maicon any day or time. period!

  9. Onyi

    July 10, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Chelsea has signed oscar, no offer for the same oscar, u pple mst be crazy about ur report.

  10. jamal

    July 11, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Whatever, we still this guy!!! Also for Hulk due to his high demands let’s opt for Falcao, Jovetic, or Schurrle.

  11. Steven sylvester

    July 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Both oscar,hult n debouchy ar very gud, and pls dis reporter’s stop fool us, we hear dat chelsea av complete oscar deal, n wot is meanin of dis?

  12. N17Hoodlum

    July 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

    So many media links going around with this story but there’s nothing concrete from Chelsea or Spurs. In fact the only 100% accurate info is Internacional president statement that no official bids have been made by anyone. Additionally as any Spurs fan knows we have first refusal on their players because of our partnership with Inter so if they’re asking for £19.8m (€25m) that’s within Levys budget. He won’t pass that up also knowing it will help to bring Leandro Damio to WHL and ofc put one over the Chavs.

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