Chelsea news

Oscar ready for Blues challenge

July 28, 2012
By ESPN staff

Oscar has spoken of securing his "dream" move to Chelsea, with the 20-year-old prepared to do whatever is required to force his way into Roberto Di Matteo's plans.

Oscar
PA PhotosOscar is able to play in a variety of positions

• Di Matteo hails Oscar

Chelsea wrapped up a £25 million deal with Internacional for Oscar shortly before he kicked off his Olympic quest with Brazil.

Despite the hype and price tag, Oscar faces no easy task in forcing his way into the first-team line-up, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Marko Marin, Oriol Romeu and John Obi Mikel all vying for places.

However, Oscar has shown himself to be an adaptable player and is happy to take on whatever role Di Matteo requires.

"This is a dream for me," he said. "After the Olympics I am going to talk to the manager. I am ready to do whatever the manager wants me to do. For Internacional I played in several different positions, so I have no problem adapting."

Oscar is determined to help Chelsea build on their Champions League success with a push for more honours. He added: "I'm joining Chelsea hopefully to win more titles.

"The project is very exciting, especially with the young players that they are signing. The offer was very good for me and I didn't have to think twice about signing."