English Premier League leaders Chelsea will let go of their former important player Oscar after the 25-year-old forward hasn’t found a regular position in manager Antonio Conte’s formation this season.
According to UK Newspaper Telegraph,
Chelsea have accepted a stunning £60million bid to take midfielder Oscar to China in January from the club’s former manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Oscar has told his Chelsea team-mates that he is moving to China, where he will link up with Villas-Boas at Shanghai SIPG, having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge under head coach Antonio Conte.
Jiangsu Suning, who made an offer to sign Oscar last summer, and Guangzhou Evergrande, managed by Luiz Felipe Scolari, also showed an interest but Shanghai are now completing the formalities to land the 25-year-old.
Chelsea could not refuse £60m for Oscar, who they signed from Brazilian club Internacional for £25m in 2012, and he becomes the most expensive player to leave the club – beating the £50m the Blues received for David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain in 2014.
Villas-Boas was appointed manager of Shanghai SIPG at the start of November and already has two Brazilians, Hulk and Elkeson, in his squad. The Portuguese tried to sign Oscar for Tottenham Hotspur before he joined Chelsea and has remained a big fan of the player.