Chelsea playmaker Oscar looks set to leave Stamford Bridge for André Villas-Boas’ Shanghai SIPG in a stunning £52million deal in January. The midfielder is expected to earn a whopping £350,000-a-week at Shanghai.
According to reports, Oscar has told his Chelsea colleagues that he is moving to China, where he will connect up with Villas-Boas at Shanghai SIPG, having dropped out of support at Chelsea under new boss Antonio Conte.
Oscar had started the primary five Premier League matches at the start of Antonio Conte’s era however he failed to connect with the manager and his performance was not up to the mark. And since then the Chelsea midfielder has played just 36 minutes, incorporating four substitute appearances for the Blues who are on a nine-match winning streak currently.
Oscar has won one Premier League title, the Europa League and the League Cup during his time at Chelsea and is set to become the second Brazilian Chelsea player after Ramires to join the Chinese Super League.
André Villas-Boas has replaced Sven Goran-Eriksson this Summer as the manager of Shanghai SIPG and now he wants to raid his former club for the Brazilian midfielder.
And with the 25-year-old at present out of favour at Chelsea, the club has shown its enthusiasm for the midfielder.
The Portuguese boss is known to be an enthusiast of the player and beforehand tried to sign him for Tottenham in the Summer of 2012 before the midfielder completed a £25m switch to Chelsea from Internacional in the 2012 summer transfer window.
Apart from Shanghai, Jiangsu Suning and Guangzhou Evergrande also made an offer to sign Oscar the previous summer however Shanghai are presently at the final stage of the negotiations for the Brazilian.
Conte wants to strengthen his squad more during the January window and wants to offload dead woods and selling of Oscar could be the first of many as Mikel and Fabregas both are also linked with a move away from the Club.