English Premiership

Oscar to join Shanghai SIPG in megabucks deal

2016-12-14 11:28
Oscar (Getty Images)

London - Chelsea midfielder Oscar is on track to become the latest high-profile player to move to the Chinese Super League.

According to varying reports, Shanghai SIPG have agreed to pay £60 million for the Brazilian.

Either way, the amount paid for Oscar would easily surpass the current transfer record of £56 million that Shanghai paid to acquire the services of Hulk in June. 

Since Oscar has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, he has allegedly told his team-mates that he will be moving to China, according to The Telegraph. It is also understood that the 25-year-old, who has wanted to play under current Shanghai manager Andre Villas-Boas, is set to earn at least €350,000 a week. 

Should the deal go through, it will also be Chelsea’s new record for sales as it will beat the £50 million the Blues received from Paris Saint-Germain for defender David Luiz in 2014. 

In the ongoing season, Oscar has made 11 appearances for Chelsea, but has failed to have an impact as he has not found the back of the net and only notched up one assist.

Meanwhile, defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the Blues that will see the Spanish international extend his stay with the London-based club to 2020.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, The American Express Community Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v West Bromwich Albion, Goodison Park 17:00
Leicester City v Watford, King Power Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth, London Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 17:00
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Monday, 22 January 2018
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.