Brazil and Chelsea midfielder Oscar has revealed that he is set to stay in the Premier League with Chelsea next season, despite having been contacted by Paris Saint-Germain over a possible summer move to the French outfit.
The 22-year-old has been central to the hosts’ World Cup campaign thus far, starting in all three of their Group A fixtures and seemingly having recaptured the form that deserted him in the second half of Chelsea’s season.
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PSG have already signed the midfielder’s Brazilian team-mate David Luiz for an incredible £48million and it is reported that they are keen on taking Eden Hazard and Oscar from Jose Mourinho’s side as well.
Oscar admitted a transfer was discussed and said: "I had contacts with PSG, it's true but it did not go further. The next season, I will stay at Chelsea."
The samba star, who signed from International for £25million in 2012, has yet to showcase consistent form at Stamford Bridge but has managed to be one of the stand-out performers in Brazil’s three matches.
He has scored one goal and provided two assists as Brazil look to emerge from their home World Cup victorious. He has also won 15 tackles this World Cup, more than he managed in his last 15 Premier League games (12).
In total he made 33 appearances for Chelsea during their trophy-less campaign, scoring eight goals, but as their fans know he is liable to go missing in games and let the occasion pass him by.
Showing form in Brazil
This is never the case when he represents his country however, as he is often the man they rely on to provide a spark when the poster-boy Neymar isn’t firing on all cylinders.
He is going to be a key player if the host nation are to progress far in the tournament as they will need him to support and provide Neymar with the help that he is often missing in this Brazil side.
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In the last-16 they will come up against a confident Chilean outfit that have emphatically beaten the World Cup holders Spain, although they did lose 2-0 to the Netherlands last time out.
But nevertheless they have been mightily impressive, compared to Brazil who have been mightily disappointing in the most part, something that their coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will be hoping to change.
In their final group game they defeated the already eliminated Cameroon 4-1, but it was by no means convincing. They looked shaky at the back and against a high-pressing, energetic and creative Chile side they could find themselves dangerously exposed.
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