Chelsea may use playmaker as bait in pursuit of £70m rated ‘superstar’

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Stamford Bridge star to be used in part-exchange offer?

Chelsea may elect to use under-fire Brazilian Oscar as a ‘makeweight’ as they continue to pursue Juventus youngster Paul Pogba according to the Daily Mail.

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Blues manager Jose Mourinho was critical of the 23 year old following a poor display by the playmaker against Stoke City, which lead to him being subbed at the break, stating;

“I don’t think he had a bad performance, I just think he was not good enough, which is a huge difference.”

A move for 22 year old French international Pogba won’t come cheap, the Daily Mail valuing the former Man United man at a whopping £70m, and given UEFA’s FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines a move to use Oscar in a part-exchange deal may be a sensible option to consider.

However such a move may be a rather harsh reaction given that the former Internacional man has, on the whole, been hugely influential during his time at Chelsea.

Chelsea brought in the creative midfielder back in July 2012 and he has already amassed 148 appearances for the club, netting 30 goals and providing 23 assists in the process.

The west London side are also keeping tabs on Liverpool star Jordan Henderson and Atletico Madrid’s Koke according to the Daily Mail.

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