Chelsea are closing on a deal for highly rated Brazilian wonderkid Oscar and are expected to wrap it up in the next 24 hours but the formal unveiling of the player will have to wait till the end of Olympics.
The Blues have been hot in heels of the 20 year old attacking midfielder and aim to complete the deal in the next couple of days after their Russian owner sanctioned the purchase of the £25m rated youngstar. London rivals Tottenham Hotspur were also keen on the talented South American but the European Champions have managed to beat them to his siganture. The Internacional star is currently with the Brazilian national team for the Olympics and will not be able to finalize the deal until after it.
Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo however, remained coy when asked about the club’s interest in the player but was full of praise for their reported latest signing.
‘I can tell you that he’s not a Chelsea player so it’s difficult for me to talk about a player that doesn’t belong to us,’ the Italian told the club’s official website.
‘I know there has been speculation we are interested in this player and in due course if there is anything to announce we will do.
‘All I would say is that he is a very young talented midfield player.’