Paris St-Germain are considering a £41.5 million bid for Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Oscar, ahead of the World Cup.
It is unlikely that PSG would not face competition for the player’s signature and it has been already suggested that French League rivals AS Monaco and La Liga giants Barcelona would be rivaling PSG for the player’s signature. The French champions will make a decision on whether to bid before the end of the season. PSG’s interest in Oscar is strong but it remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho would be willing to sell the 22 year old to them.
Oscar joined Chelsea from Brazilian club Internacional in July 2012 for £25 million and a £16 million profit from the player would be great for the club. However, Oscar has been an important part of Chelsea’s ambitions this season and has been part of Mourinho’s three man attacking midfield comprising Hazard, Willian and himself. The presence of these young, in-form attacking midfielders enabled Chelsea to sell Mata, a brilliant player himself, to rivals Manchester United. The Brazilian playmaker has scored nine times and assisted seven goals for the Blues, in all competitions this season (according to transfermarkt.com). Oscar made an astonishing 64 appearances in all competitions in his debut season at the West London club, scoring 12 and providing nine assists.
Oscar has three years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge. It is understood PSG scouts have been watching him closely in recent weeks. The Brazilian has been important for his club this season, and would be of great significance for Brazil in the summer for the World Cup.
Oscar’s value will only rise after the World Cup, if the player continues his fine form for his country and PSG would have to bid even higher for the player who Jose Mourinho might not want to part companies with.
THT Verdict: Unlikely
Oscar has been imperative for Chelsea this season, forming a formidable understanding with compatriot Willian and Belgian international Eden Hazard. The Brazilian reduced Juan Mata to the bench and has not, along with the other midfieders, let Chelsea rue the departure of the Spaniard. It would be quite astonishing if Mourinho lets Oscar go to the Parc des Princes side, even if it was for £41.5 million or higher. Oscar too, looks satisfied at Chelsea and would not want to leave the club that easily as their is nothing the Blues cannot offer him. Chelsea are on top of the league table now, and if the 22 year old wins the coveted trophy with the club, it is even unlikelier that he would want to move away from the side.