Young attacking midfielder to make Stamford Bridge move.
Sky Sports News understands Chelsea have agreed a £25million deal in principle to sign Brazil international Oscar.
The European champions have been chasing the Internacional star for several months, while Tottenham also wanted the 20-year-old.
Chelsea were said to have failed in a previous £20m bid for Oscar, but are now understood to have succeeded with an improved offer.
A transfer could now be finalised, despite the playmaker’s agent having previously claimed a move to Stamford Bridge was looking increasingly uncertain.
Oscar is expected to arrive in the United Kingdom on Tuesday with the Brazilian Olympic team.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
So Chelsea are set to capture Brazilian youngster Oscar with Blues owner Roman Abramovich after agreeing a £25m deal with Internacional.
Abramovich has already bankrolled moves to sign Marko Marin and Eden Hazard this summer and continues to set about refreshing his Stamford Bridge squad ahead of an assault on the Premier League having seen his West London side fall 25 points off the pace last term.
Oscar dos Santos has enjoyed a productive last 18 months at his Porto Alegre club helping them to a Campeonato Gaúcho title. The youngster has scored 19 and assisted another 20 goals in the 70 appearances he has made for Internacional.
It’s clear that Chelsea are looking to re-shuffle their squad and inject youth into a fairly ageing squad. Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou were all released and there is speculation that Florent Malouda may be on his way to Brazil this summer.
Oscar joins fellow Brazilians David Luiz, Ramires and Lucas Piazon at Stamford Bridge.
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