Chelsea Could Complete £12m Move Thanks To Oscar’s £60 January Transfer


Apart from their league position, Chelsea are also the most talked about team as the winter transfer window approaches. The club are on the verge of penning a deal with Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG for a whopping £60 million for the sale of Oscar after the Brazilian himself confirmed that only some bureaucratic details are left to be sorted out.

The news got the fans to be in open-mouthed wonder as the 25-year-old wasn’t Antonio Conte’s trump card after all and such lucrative amount of money is next to lottery. However, the Chinese League seems to eye the London club just like the way Liverpool sense Southampton. It is reported that two other Chelsea stars could follow Oscar to China.

According to the Independent, club legend John Terry is set to become the first England international to play in the Chinese Super League if he accepts a mammoth deal worth £8-12 million per season from Shanghai Shenhua. The club will not amp up more money into their offer, yet, will get his get his wages off their books. The 36-year-old could team up with former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

With Cesc Fabregas’ future at the club also remaining as treading water, Guangzhou Evergrande, who is managed by former Chelsea head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, look to take advantage of the situation, according to the Daily Mail. The Spaniard proved his worth last time out as he notched the only goal when Chelsea defeated Sunderland 1-0 at The Stadium of Light. After Mikel Arteta, the 29-year-old is now second to score in 10 different Premier League campaigns. Similar to Oscar, he would approximately receive £400,000 a week – a deal which might see him ricochet off other offers.

However, the former Arsenal playmaker is shackled to Stamford Bridge until 2019 and with every passing week, his importance to the side is gradually growing. Therefore he will only be allowed to leave in the summer and the club would demand a fee around £40 million, certainly peanuts for the filthy rich Chinese club. Huge money and regular playing minutes is a big uptick for Fabregas yet he might be tempted for a bigger or equal stage to continue his career as Arsenal are reportedly keeping him on tabs too.

In an overall picture, losing John Terry could serve as a bigger blow despite his zero influence on the pitch. He recently met Chelsea’s representatives and had a discussion about coaching or ambassadorial role as his playing time is nearing an end with the club. The fans will be hoping to see him prolong his stay at the club rather than trading the blue jersey for another unfamiliar blue from China.

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