Earlier this week some rather alarming quotes arrived from the mouth of Chelsea star playmaker Oscar - with the Brazilian firmly in the crosshairs of Paris Saint-Germain.
He reportedly said of the PSG interest:
“I’m flattered PSG are thinking about me, but I'm happy at Chelsea. Paris are a big club, but I'm happy here. Lucas, Thiago Silva and I spoke about it a little bit when we met in the Champions League, but there is nothing certain. Because of the transfer fee, they know it will difficult for me to leave."
The Brazilian international may not be the first name on the team-sheet like he was in his first season at the club but his consistent displays coupled with his youth make him a marquee player at Chelsea - and not one they will want to see leave the club.
Indeed Jose Mourinho slapped a ridiculously large asking price on the player to put potential suitors off of him - but he has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
However Oscar himself now seems to have put the rumours to bed.
He was speaking about his second season at the club and his time in London so far to the official Chelsea website - and he went on to elaborate on his future:
“The two years have been unbelievable for me. I think next year will be the same for me and Chelsea. I want to stay here for many years like [John] Terry and [Frank] Lampard have. Chelsea is such a big club and every year we try to win titles. I like this so much. Last season it was the Europa League and this year we are in the semi-finals of the Champions League and fighting for the title in the Premier League. The season has been good.”
Terry and Lampard have been at the club for 19 and 13 years respectively so Oscar, who arrived from Internacional Porto Alegre for a grand fee of £19.35 million in July 2012, certainly does not seem to want a move away from Stamford Bridge anytime soon.