Chelsea FC have been approached by Chinese club Chinese SIPG for a potential signing of Brazilian midfielder Oscar in the January transfer window.. The 25 year old has received very little game time under Chelsea’s new manager Conte. Chinese SIPG are reportedly ready to line up a staggering 60 million pound bid for the midfielder. Oscar has reportedly told his fellow team mates that he will move to China in the January transfer window. Friends at the club such as Costa and Willian were very upset to hear about Oscar’s departure from the club. If Oscar were to leave, he would be the most expensive player to leave the club, as the most expensive player to leave the club was David Luiz in the 2014 Summer Transfer window.
There were reported interests from the Chinese club last transfer window, however previous manager, Jose Mourinho (now Manchester United manager) was not willing to sell him. With new manager Conte, that has all changed. Conte is very willing and delighted with this transfer as it will give him the money he needs to by players such as Van Dijk, from Southampton, and Eric Dier, from Tottenham. In Conte’s eyes these transfers could help improve the team even more.
Conte is very eager to sign 25 year old Van Dijk from Southampton. This is because of current centre back at Chelsea, John Terry is not very certain of his future at Chelsea. The 36 year-old has been at the club for over 10 years now and has not been receiving a lot of game time. Terry has had interests from China and Conte is lining up a sell for the Englishman. Regular starting centre-backs for Chelsea are Gary Cahil, David Luiz and Kurt Zouma. Conte is disappointed with Cahil’s performance though and would like to improve his defence even more. Southampton have a 40 million pound release clause on the Dutch defender, and would like at least 40 million pounds for him.
Conte is also very interested in signing Eric Dier from Tottenham. The 23 year-old has received very little game time under Tottenham manager Pochettino. The England International would be around the 25 million pound mark according to Tottenham. Eric Dier would be the replacement of leaving Oscar who is going to China and Pochettino says he would be great fit in the team.