Oscar Claims He's Not Going Anywhere

HAMBURG, GERMANY - MAY 26: Oscar of Brazil is challenged by Thomas Kahlenberg of Denmark during the International friendly match between Brazil and Denmark at the Imtech Arena on May 26, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Hey remember how the Daily Mail were claiming that Chelsea had signed Oscar? Like, two hours ago? Time for a good old splash of cold water on that story:

Oh! Turns out that wasn't entirely true, which isn't that surprising since it came out of absolutely nowhere. Still, annoying. My interpretation here is that something is brewing but won't happen for a while, and the Mail and Telegraph jumped the gun.

So instead of treating this as a new signing, it's probably better if we look at it as a very strong rumour -- I'm not buying Oscar staying at Internacional when they could get so much money for him, and Chelsea are almost certainly extremely interested in him. Has a deal been finalised now that will go through later? I have no idea, although it's possible.

No matter what, we should be keeping a close eye on him during Brazil's Olympics campaign. This'll be a fun one to track over the next couple of months.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker