Chelsea’s number 8 is reportedly not a part of incoming manager Antonio Conte’s plans and will be let go for €35m, with Juventus said to be interested.

Oscar was linked with Juventus last season and could move to the Bianconeri as they look to increase their midfield options. The midfielder has never reached double figures in a single season in either goals or assists during his time in England.

Juventus interest

Since his arrival in 2010, Oscar has shown flashes of his brilliance but has not completely lived up to his full potential. His potential is undoubted, but he has often been criticised for a lack of consistency. He had a good 2014/15 season, playing a key role in Chelsea’s double winning campaign.

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According to a report in Football Italia, Oscar isn’t a part of incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s plans and the club would be willing to offload the midfielder for an asking price of 35 million. The report says the Stamford Bridge bosses have already told Oscar’s representatives that he might be let go in the summer. The Turin giants have been reported to offer the Brazilian €4m per season.

Oscar announced himself in grand fashion on the European stage by scoring a brace against Juventus, one of which was stunning 25 yard effort which saw him nutmeg Pirlo and curl it past a helpless Buffon. Much was expected from the Brazilian international but he never quite reached the heights that Hazard did since their arrival in the same season 4 years ago, due to injuries and fatigue and lack of consistency. Juventus would be getting a superb player in the form of Oscar if the transfer were to go through, just one that never really reached his full potential at Chelsea.

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