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Chelsea star responds to Juventus transfer speculation

Brazilian commits future to Stamford Bridge outfit.

Brazilian playmaker Oscar has moved to commit his future to Chelsea amid speculation of interest from Juventus according to the Daily Mail.

The 23-year-old midfielder had an average campaign in 2014/15 and has been strongly linked with a move to Juventus (via the Daily Mirror) over the summer.

Oscar is part of Chelsea’s pre-season tour of north America having recovered from a thigh injury that led to his missing the Copa America finals in Chile (via the Guardian).

‘I know there has been a lot of talk about Juventus, but I am very, very happy at Chelsea,’

‘Last year I signed a new contract and I want to stay a long time at Chelsea. I have never been unsettled by what was being said.’ Oscar added.

Oscar has completed three seasons at Stamford Bridge, making 151 appearances, but last term was undoubtedly the cultured midfielder’s least effective campaign to date.

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In his first term at Chelsea the former Internacional man proved very effective, bagging 12 goals and providing nine assists, and followed those stats in 2013/14 with 11 goals and six assists.

Last season, as with fellow countryman Willian, Oscar struggled to make an effective impact in the final third with a tally of just six Premier League goals.

Nonetheless Oscar is likely to still be a first team regular under Jose Mourinho as the Chelsea manager looks to keep a vice-like grip on their Premier League title.

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