Chelsea star delivers defiant statement over future at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea playmaker Oscar has insisted that he wants to stay at the club for a long time after recently being linked with a move to China.

The 24-year-old was reportedly the subject of a £57m bid from Jiangsu Suning last week, but the club quickly moved to dismiss the speculation, as reported by ESPN FC.

With the likes of Jackson Martinez and Alex Teixeira accepting lucrative deals in the CSL, Oscar had been tipped to follow suit. However, it doesn’t appear as though he has any intention of leaving the Premier League champions any time soon.

“I want to stay here for a long time,” Oscar told Chelsea TV. “I want to win more games, more trophies, because I love Chelsea, I love the fans. I like the city, my family like it here.

“I don’t have [a reason to] change the club. Everyone likes me here and I’m very happy here.”

Oscar joined Chelsea from Internacional for a reported £25m in July 2012, and has a contract that currently runs until the summer of 2019.

Whether or not he stays in west London for the duration of that deal remains to be seen, as after playing an influential role in the club’s success last year, he has faltered along with several of his teammates this year.

In turn, with a new manager coming in over the summer, the Brazilian will have to prove himself and ensure that he remains an important part of the squad moving forward.