According to a report from the Telegraph, former Chelsea boss André Villas-Boas wants to add Brazilian midfielder Oscar to his current club Shanghai SIPG, who play in the Chinese Super League. To do so, the Portuguese manager has made a £60 million bid for the player.
Villas-Boas is reportedly a fan of Oscar, having been interested in landing his services since 2012 when Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur battled for the player's signature.
Twelve months ago, in the last winter transfer window, Chelsea rejected a £63 million transfer bid from Jiangsu Suning for Oscar while the player himself later revealed that he would’ve rejected the offer anyway as well. Now, apparently, both club and player are more receptive to a potential deal.
At Shanghai SIPG, Oscar would be joining fellow countrymen Hulk and Elkeson who joined the club in January and June this year, respectively. He should also receive a huge boost in his yearly earnings, just like former Chelsea and Brazil teammate Ramires, who moved to Jiangsu at the start of this calendar year.
Oscar has barely featured for Chelsea since our 2-1 loss to Liverpool in September. Due to illness, he wasn’t even on the bench over the weekend. While he provides valuable depth to the squad, the moneys that are being talked about here are rather impressive, and we could certainly use them to help improve the squad in this transfer window or the next.