Juventus are preparing to make a double swoop for Chelsea duo Oscar and Ramires this summer and hope to make a deals on the cheap.
According to Goal, citing Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the pair are both on the radar in Turin as Massimiliano Allegri prepares for mass changes to his midfield.
The futures of Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and even legend Andrea Pirlo are open to debate, suggesting that the Old Lady need to bolster their ranks in the middle of the park if they’re not to be caught short next campaign.
So it’s said that they have honed in Jose Mourinho’s Brazilian duo, perhaps in the hope that due to the neither being an irreplaceable squad asset the Portuguese coach might be inclined to listen to their offers.
Ramires and Oscar
Ramires in particular has found game-time difficult to come by due to the stand-out partnership formed by Nemanja Matic and Francesc Fabregas, and so the idea of him leaving is certainly plausible.
Fans won’t be accustomed to seeing such frequent doubts raised over Oscar’s west London future however, and as the summer window draws nearer they may wait to see if he issues a statement pledging his allegiance to the club.
Reports over the last few weeks have inferred that the Brazil playmaker is the man Juve are coveting most as they approach the summer transfer window, though this has not been confirmed nor denied by anyone within the club.
The 23-year-old’s departure would certainly be felt more than his teammate’s due to how he has grown into a mature attacker within Mourinho’s fold. Linking up well with the likes of Willian and Eden Hazard, Oscar has proven that Chelsea’s gamble in initially signing him from Internacional in 2012 wasn’t for nothing, and if he is to be sold the Blues will need to buy in a replacement.
That theory could well lend some credence to the rumours implying Chelsea are considering making a big bid to complete the recapture of Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgium international is in incredible form for VfL Wolfsburg and certain to be harbouring ambitions of a move to a club more likely to be competing for major silverware at the next opportunity.
There does remain the chance that Chelsea haven’t yet seen the best of Oscar, which could be a source of regret if they cash in on him and he goes on to develop into a leading figure in world football. Ramires’ Stamford Bridge career might well have run his course but Mourinho would be wise to approach the mooted double sale with caution.
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