Transfer news

Oscar set for Chelsea 'dream'

July 23, 2012
By ESPN staff

Brazil midfielder Oscar has described a potential move to Chelsea as "a dream", with Brazilian media reporting that the contract will be signed on Friday.

Oscar played for Brazil against Team GB only last week
PA PhotosOscar played for Brazil against Team GB only last week

• Player Profile: Oscar

Oscar, 20, has been linked with Chelsea for some time and confirmed earlier this week that he had undertaken a medical ahead of a £25 million move to West London.

"I have full confidence in my work", Oscar told reporters. "If I go to Chelsea, it will be a dream - a big club in Europe. I'm sure I'll have a great Olympics and if it is to be Chelsea, I will do a great job there."

Brazilian media giant Globo are reporting that the Oscar will finally complete his move to the Blues on Friday, with the two parties to meet in Manchester once Brazil arrive to prepare for their second Olympic clash.

Earlier on Monday, Internacional president Giovanni Luigi had confirmed that his side had struck an agreement with Chelsea over the player's transfer.

"There is a verbal agreement between the two parties. But we have to put that on paper and the lawyer of both clubs have to discuss the matter," Luigi told Radio Guiaba.

Before the deal can take place, Oscar will be in action as Brazil begin their quest for Olympic gold taking on Egypt in Cardiff on Thursday night.