Chelsea remains coy on Oscarís transfer progress
Chelsea fans are growing restless by the minute as their club fails to provide information on the transfer move for Oscar. Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo isn’t helping either. Roberto Di Matteo remains coy on speculation about Chelsea growing closer to signing the prodigal Brazilian midfielder Oscar.
Internacional has announced that whosoever bids for Oscar will have to break the Brazil’s transfer fee record in order to acquire Oscar services. Chelsea’s £20 million bid on Oscar has already been rejected by Internacional. Nonetheless, Chelsea has given up hope on signing in the 20-year-old Brazil international.
The president of Internacional Giovanni Luigi claims Oscar will be sold to any club that comes up with the highest bid for Oscar. Interestingly, Chelsea is not the only club showing interest in signing Oscar.
Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester United are closely monitoring Chelsea’s progress on Oscar. It is speculated that any of these clubs could come up with a bid for Oscar in case Chelsea fails to sign in Oscar.
Rife rumors suggest Oscar arrived at Heathrow airport along with his Olympic team, but headed out for the Chelsea medical centre to complete his medical. Roberto Di Matteo refused to reveal the details of the transfer progress. However, the Italian admitted there was some progress.
“I can tell you that he's not a Chelsea player so it's difficult for me to talk about a player that doesn't belong to us,” Roberto Di Matteo told reporters in a news conference.
“I know there has been speculation we are interested in this player and in due course if there is anything to announce we will do. All I would say is that he is a very young, talented midfield player.”
Roberto Di Matteo snubbed rumors suggesting Florent Malouda had been traded off the Chelsea roster. The former West Bromwich Albion manager confirmed that Florent Malouda had joined the Chelsea team in United States.
“Players are now slowly returning, Malouda was back today and we expect the others to come when we are on the east coast,” Roberto Di Matteo said. “I still haven't had a chance to speak to Florent, so I need to speak to him first and see what his intentions are, then we will see what the best interests are for him and the club.”
Roberto Di Matteo added that he was satisfied with his new squad and believed he had a good team under him.
“At the moment I am very happy with the squad,” Roberto Di Matteo concluded. “We have a good squad, a very good team and have new players with us already. Our job is to try and integrate them into a team that was very successful last season.”