The agent of Chelsea playmaker Oscar has described the chances of his client leaving Stamford Bridge – amid interest from Juventus – as ‘impossible’.
On Wednesday, the Mirror stated that the Premier League champions had opened talks with Juve midfielder Paul Pogba, and Jose Mourinho was considering offering Oscar in a proposed swap deal for the in-demand Frenchman. According to the report, the Portuguese manager could be keen to take advantage of Massimiliano Allegri’s admiration for the Brazil international.
The 23-year-old’s agent, however, has rubbished the claims, and has confidently voiced his belief that Stamford Bridge’s No.8 will not be leaving west London in the summer.
“It’s completely impossible and there is no truth to it at all. Oscar will not be leaving Chelsea,” he confirmed, as reported by The Sun.
Oscar scored six goals and registered eight assists last season in 26 domestic starts last season but – particularly with Cesc Fabregas excelling in his debut campaign under Mourinho – there has been speculation that he could be offloaded in the coming months.
The former Internacional star joined Chelsea in July 2012 – signing a five-year contract in a deal worth £25 million. He has gone on to lift the Europa League and the Capital One Cup, and also helped his side clinch the Premier League title for the first time in five years in the 2014-15 campaign.