Speculation has been rife this summer regarding the 23-year-olda s future with the Blues, with reports suggesting that he could be used by Jos Mourinho in a possible player-plus-cash deal to try and lure Paul Pogba to the English capital.
Mourinho himself has always insisted that he intends to keep Oscar at the club a even suggesting that he could go on to have the same evolution that club-mate Eden Hazard has had over the course of the last year.
a I have a feeling that Oscar, next year, can have the same evolution that Hazard had this season,a the Bluesa boss told reporters in May. a He has never had a pre-season in his life because of tournaments but now he will have a pre-season because he is injured for the Copa America.a
In the latest indication yet that Chelseaa s no.8 will get that opportunity to finally have a pre-season with the Premier League champions, his agent Kia Joorabchian has rubbished all talks of a move away from the club in an exclusive interview with calciomercato.it.
a It is completely impossible and there is no truth to it at all,a Joorabchian told calciomercatio.it. a Oscar will be staying at Chelsea.a
a Adam Digby (@Adz77) June 25, 2015
The comments will come as a relief to Chelsea FC fans, who, despite the Braziliana s dip in form in the second half of last season, want him to fulfil his potential and display the sort of outrageous talent that he has shown on occasions over the past three years on a more consistent basis.
There is an argument to be made that Oscar is Chelseaa s most saleable asset in terms of obtaining a huge transfer fee for a player that a it is fair to say a is not indispensable to the club. However, it appears as though Juventus are reluctant to pay the sort of fee that would tempt Chelsea FC to consider a sale.
The 23-year-old a who has already made a remarkable 151 appearances for Chelsea FC in just three seasons at the club a will finally get a prolonged summer break, and the Blues fans will be looking forward to watching a rested and refreshed Oscar come the start of the 2015/2016 English Premier League season.