Juventus confirm Oscar deal is a no go

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Serie A champions Juventus have confirmed they won't be making a formal bid for Chelsea midfielder Oscar, despite speculation mounting over the past few weeks.

It's widely known that The Old Lady are in the market for a new midfielder after seeing two of their main stars from last year leave.

Arturo Vidal has moved to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, whilst Andrea Pirlo has flown over to America to join MLS side New York City.


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Although the Serie A champions acted quickly to replace Pirlo by signing Sami Khedira on a free transfer from Real Madrid, the Italian giants still want to sign an attack-minded midfielder who can create goals for the club.

They have been linked with the likes of Oscar, David Silva and Mesut Ozil from Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal respectively, but as of yet nothing formal has come from their reported interest.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already confirmed that his attacking-midfielder won't be leaving this summer for Italy, and now Juventus General Director Guiseppe Marotta has confirmed that a move for Oscar won't happen either.

Speaking to Italian publication Quotidiano Sportivo, as per the Express, he said: "A trequartista? We are looking for a midfielder numerically, not with any specific qualities.

"But they must fit in a midfield which includes Pogba, Marchisio, Khedira and Roberto Pereyra.

"Dybala could play as a trequartista. Isco and Oscar are two players who aren't extraordinary, but they would add to Juventus.

"Unfortunately they aren't ours and we will never sign them."

Oscar's long-term future is far from certain at Stamford Bridge after he received backlash from manager Jose Mourinho and the club's fans after his poor performances during the second half of the season last year.

Since arriving in England, the Brazilian is known to have impressive form up until Christmas, but looks fatigued and tired in the latter stages of the season, something Mourinho has warned him about.

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