Oscar attracting surprise Liverpool interest

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Liverpool are interested in signing Chelsea playmaker Oscar this summer, but will be required to shell out more than £25 million for the attacking midfielder's signature.

According to the Daily Mail, the Brazil international has attracted admiring glances from Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who is keen to add more creative talent to his Anfield ranks at the end of the season.

However, he'll have to pay a premium price if he's serious about bringing the 23-year-old to Merseyside after Oscar penned a contract extension last year that ties him to the Blues until 2019.

Jose Mourinho is still a huge fan of the South American star, and is unlikely to be willing to let him leave Stamford Bridge to join a direct Premier League rival.

Serie 'A' champions Juventus have also been credited with an interest in the Chelsea ace, and had scouts present in Paris on Thursday specifically to watch Oscar in action during Brazil's international friendly with France.

Representatives will probably have returned favourable reports after the former Internacional man got on the scoresheet to help his country to a resounding 3-1 victory over Les Bleus.

It's understood the Italian giants are now weighing up a formal offer, which will not be welcomed by rival suitors Liverpool, whose summer transfer budget depends entirely on whether or not they qualify for the Champions League.

Nemanja Matic wondergoal

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic scored a sublime bicycle kick goal during Serbia's 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat against Portugal on Sunday night.

The 26-year-old's acrobatic effort drew plaudits from around the globe after his uncharacteristic showing of predatory instinct cancelled out former Blues defender Ricardo Carvalho's opener.

However, Fabio Coentrao's close-range finish in the second half secured all three points for the Portuguese, meaning Matic's impressive strike was all for nothing!

Kevin de Bruyne meets Manchester City…again

Chelsea will have to act fast if they want to re-sign Kevin de Bruyne this summer, as Premier League title rivals Manchester City have already started negotiations with his representatives over a €60 million deal.

Citizens chief Txiki Begiristain has had two separate meetings with the Belgium international's agent, to discuss the possibility of a move to the Etihad Stadium.

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