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Chelsea set to offload Oscar ahead of move for West Ham forward

Chelsea are set to rekindle their interest in West Ham forward Enner Valencia this summer and are willing to sell Brazillian Oscar to facilitate the move, according to the Mirror.

The league leaders were linked with a move for Valencia in January, as per the report, and it seems as though his slump during the second half of the season hasn’t deterred Jose Mourinho.

Able to play anywhere across the forward line, the Ecuador international would be able to provide more ammunition to a strike-force heavily reliant on Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.

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The champions-elect face competition from Juventus to land Valencia according to the Mirror, but the opportunity to remain in London may hand Chelsea an advantage this summer. As for Oscar, the club’s eagerness to comply with UEFA’s FFP quotas puts many star players at risk with the books needing to be balanced.

Mourinho’s preference in playing Fabregas in the attacking midfield role with two holding midfielders behind him spelled danger for Oscar and it seems as though he could be the set for a Chelsea exit.

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