Chelsea want Isco to replace Oscar

Published 17 Comments

Football News

Chelsea have had a bid rejected for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, who Jose Mourinho wants to bring to Stamford Bridge as a potential replacement for Oscar.

The Mirror understand that Chelsea’s £20 million offer was turned down by Real Madrid, whose recently-appointed manager Rafael Benitez has no plans to offload the Spanish midfielder.

The report adds that Chelsea are prepared to sell Oscar, who is wanted by Juventus, but the Italian club are only offering £12 million for the Brazil international - and that would only be paid after a season-long loan spell.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Oscar, 23, has failed to progress at the pace Chelsea expected he would after securing his services from Internacional in the summer of 2012.

He scored six goals and provided eight assists in the Premier League last term, but was nowhere near as influential as the likes of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas as the Blues won the title for the first time since 2010.

Isco becoming increasingly important for Madrid

Isco is seven months younger than Oscar and was superb for spells of last season with Real Madrid who, around the turn of the New Year, became increasingly reliant on the former Malaga star whose style of play has drawn comparisons with Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta.

The 23-year-old scored four goals and provided nine assists in La Liga last term but could find himself demoted to the bench depending on how Benitez plans to setup next season.

It’s understood that Benitez will attempt to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to play as the team’s centre-forward, while Gareth Bale could be moved to the left - from the right flank - to replace the Portuguese superstar.

Isco can play as part of the midfield trio - he was deployed alongside Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez in the Champions League semi-final against Juventus - but Luka Modric will return to central midfield for the start of the season after recovering from injury.

Isco is a better player than Oscar

There’s little doubt that Isco has a bright future ahead of him at Real Madrid - and Chelsea will need to improve their offer significantly in order to tempt the Spanish giants into selling the attacking midfielder.

As for Oscar, it seems Mourinho may have lost faith in the South American, who also failed to shine at the end of the 2013-14 campaign - a crunch period of that particular season for Chelsea which resulted in a trophy-less season.

Chelsea fans: would you sell Oscar in order to sign Isco? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

La Liga
Premier League
Real Madrid
Transfer News

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again