Out-of-favour Chelsea star is a £25m target for Inter MilanPublished November 16, 2016
Inter Milan have set their sights on an out-of-favour Chelsea star in the January transfer window. The Serie A giants reckon Brazilian attacker Oscar would be an addition that could bolster their squad. The Evening Standard reports that Chelsea are open to selling the player but will ask for £25 million, the same fee that they signed the former Internacional player for in 2012.
Oscar hasn’t started a Premier League match in two months. He’s fallen behind in the pecking order due to Antonio Conte’s shift to a 3-4-3 formation. Nemanja Matic, N’Golo Kante, Willian, and Pedro are also in fantastic form. Undroppable form, even.
Inter had initially enquired about his availability in the summer but Conte wanted to keep him around to see if he impressed. He didn’t get much of an opportunity to.
Now, with a settled squad and targets of his own, Conte will be open to letting Oscar leave. However, the likelihood is that he won’t be able to get his own targets in during the winter window. Which means that Inter are going to have to wait until next summer to get their man. That’s if the coach who’s in charge by then still wants him.