The Chinese Super League continues to dish out big bucks in acquiring the world’s biggest stars, and another Brazilian attacker could be making his way east.
Chelsea attacker Oscar is “90 percent” certain that a move to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG will occur after a reported $76 million offer has been sent to the Blues for their Brazilian playmaker.
Reports surfaced on Tuesday linking the 25-year-old to China, which would become Chelsea’s most lucrative sale in club history.
“It’s 90 percent right. It just depends on some bureaucratic details,” Oscar told Brazilian network Globo.
Oscar has previously been a target of interest by Chinese sides, with the Brazilian nearly completing a move to Jiangsu Suning in February for a reported $72 million.
The Brazilian has yet to score for Chelsea in 2016, despite making eight Premier League appearances for Antonio Conte‘s side. Oscar has spent the last four-and-a-half years with the Blues.
If Oscar does complete a move China, he’ll be following in the footsteps of several other high-profile Brazilians such as former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, Hulk and Alex Teixeira.Follow @MattReedFutbol