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Chelsea Target Oscar Passes Medical Ahead of Reported £25m Move

Brazilian on his way to Stamford Bridge.

Brazilian midfielder Oscar says he has had Chelsea medical

Brazilian midfielder Oscar says he has had a medical with Chelsea but will wait until after the Olympics to resolve his future.

The Internacional player, 20, has been linked with a reported £25m move.

But, after playing in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Team GB, he maintained he has not agreed to move to Stamford Bridge.

“I only had a meeting with the doctor, nothing else. I haven’t signed any contract yet,” he said when asked about the Champions League winners’ interest.

“I will wait until the end of the Olympic Games to decide my future.

“All Brazilian players have this dream. I have, like everybody, the dream to play in Europe and the Premier League.”

SOURCE: BBC Sport

This is a little odd. The statement released by this talented young Brazilian appears to suggest that despite passing a medical with the West London club he may not be absolutely certain he is to join Chelsea. Does Oscar just go around passing medicals for fun? Presumably a medical is usually conducted as a final element of a deal that is pretty much signed and sealed, no?

Perhaps however the 20 year old Internacional man just wants to focus on the Olympic task ahead and trying to keep his mind on representing his national team, if that’s the case then there are perhaps more clearer ways to elicit this response to the press.

Either way it does seem that Chelsea are looking to continue their summer spending as Roman Abramovich looks to flex his financial muscles in the hope that his Stamford Bridge side can make up ground having fallen 25 points off the Premier League title pace last term.

With Eden Hazard and Marko Marin in the bag and others on the way, you have to wonder what the future holds for the club’s old guard, players like Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Florent Malouda may well be worrying about their futures in the Blues first team in the short, medium and long-term.


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