Chelsea playmaker Oscar is reportedly attracting interest from AC Milan, who have been linked with making a move for the Brazilian star in January.
The 25-year-old has yet to find the back of the net this season, with a sole assist to his name in five appearances in all competitions.
Having also failed to have the desired impact for the team last season in what was a hugely forgettable campaign for Chelsea on the whole, it’s claimed by talkSPORT that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is open to selling the Brazilian international at the right price.
That price has been set at around £34m according to the report, with Milan again being mentioned as a leading contender to sign Oscar next year.
After being left out against Arsenal last time out, the creative ace’s first objective will be to ensure that he continues to play an important role at Stamford Bridge this season and proves his worth to the club.
However, boosted by the expected takeover from a Chinese consortium by the end of the year, Milan will potentially be looking at making major moves in the transfer windows in 2017, and not for the first time Oscar has been linked with a switch to the San Siro, as noted by talkSPORT.
The number of appearances that Oscar has made and the goals that he has scored each season have gradually fallen since he joined Chelsea in 2012.
From making 64 appearances in his first year with the Premier League giants and scoring 12 goals, he managed 38 outings with eight goals last season, although as mentioned above, he wasn’t the only individual to struggle.
Nevertheless, whether or not it pushes him to consider a new challenge remains to be seen, as his involvement in the starting line-up between now and January could also be a determining factor.