Chelsea midfielder set for Juventus medical

Posted on Jun 18 2015 - 11:30am by Staff Writer

Football Express News understands that Juventus are setting a date for Chelsea midfielder Oscar to undergo a medical and complete a £18m move.

The Italian champions are keen to improve their midfield options ahead of the possible sale of Paul Pogba, who has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs.

Juve officials have sent feelers out to a number of potential replacements but it is now understood that Chelsea‘s Brazilian midfielder Oscar is top of their wishlist and is close to a summer move.

The Brazil international joined Chelsea in 2012 and has made a big impact but his chances of starting in Jose Mourinho’s line-up have taken a dent after the January signing of Colombian Juan Cuadrado and other potential summer targets.

The 23-year-old, who has featured 43 times for his country is now said to have agreed terms with Juve and a date is being set for his medical at the Turin based side.

Oscar is available after not being selected for his country’s Copa America squad.