Oscar close to £25m Chelsea switch

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Chelsea are closing in on the capture of Brazil starlet Oscar after the Internacional midfielder passed a medical and was granted a work permit.

The 20-year-old creative midfielder will join the Champions League winners after the Olympics, according to the Daily Mail. Chelsea have agreed a £25m fee with Oscar's current side, Internacional.

The young prospect is currently in England with the Brazil Olympic football team, and is expected to feature against Team GB at the Riverside in Middlesbrough on Friday.

The Brazil starlet already has six full international caps, and has established himself as a key member of Internacional's starting lineup. Along with Neymar, Lucas Moura and Ganso, Oscar is one of the top young talents of Brazilian football.

This latest generation of Brazilian wonderkids is highly-regarded, and many of them will form the backbone of Brazil's squad for the next World Cup, on home soil, in 2014.

Oscar reportedly completed his medical in southwest London, after arriving at Heathrow yesterday, and already has a work permit facilitating his transfer from Brazil to the Premier League.

Oscar joins Belgian star Eden Hazard and German international Marko Marin as the new arrivals at Stamford Bridge. All three players are young creative attacking midfielders, which ensures fierce competition for places, as the Blues look to improve on last season's fifth placed Premier League finish.

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