Juventus eye up move for Brazilian maestro

Posted on May 30 2015 - 12:45pm by Tim Sheaff

Juventus are lining up a bid for Chelsea‘s Oscar as they continue to add new faces to their ranks, with Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala expecting to sign for the Turin club in the coming days. 

Oscar has found himself on the periphery at Stamford Bridge in recent months, as did Juan Mata and Andre Schurrle, and much like his former colleagues the young Brazilian looks like he will be leaving Stamford Bridge.

According to ESPN reports Juventus are on the verge of making a move for the out-of-favour midfielder. However, they hope to get him at a bargain price.

The reports suggest Juve will table a bid of less than £10 million, under half what Chelsea paid for him in 2012. It is extremely unlikely such a bid would be successful as Jose Mourinho is notorious for his work in the transfer market, securing only the best prices for his unwanted players.

There were a few eyebrows raised when he managed to sell Romelu Lukaku to Everton for around £30 million and of course, who can forget his sale of David Luiz for a record-breaking £42 million. Put into perspective, and with Financial Fair Play Rules to negotiate, it is unthinkable that Mourinho would let a player of Oscar’s quality go for such a small fee.

Juventus have many several early moves in the transfer window. They have been heavily linked with Paulo Dybala, Sami Khedira and Robin Van Persie as they look to strengthen in all areas to continue the momentum they’ve gathered during a fantastic 2014/2015 campaign.

While they bring fresh-faces in, it looks increasingly likely Andrea Pirlo will make his Juventus exit this summer after he suggested his time in Turin was over. He has been heavily linked with a big-money move to the MLS.