Report: Oscar could be sold to raise Chelsea transfer funds

Oscar, Courtois - Chelsea

A report states that Chelsea are looking to spend big in the next couple of transfer windows.

Chelsea could sell Brazilian midfielder Oscar in order to raise transfer funds, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.

The Standard suggests that Chelsea want to spend big in this current transfer window, and in the summer as they look to turn around their fortunes which saw their form collapse so soon after winning the title - which means they now sit in 14th place in the Premier League.

Oscar scored the first goal in Sunday's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League, Chelsea's best day at the office on the domestic front so far this season, but his form on the whole hasn't impressed.

The report states that Juventus have shown an interest in the Brazilian but are keen on a target of Chelsea's in the form Isco as the club looks to bring in a few big names to inject some fresh impetus into the squad.

24-year-old Oscar has found the net on five occasions in all competitions this season but some have criticised him for not performing at a high level consistently enough - though it is evident he has talent having played 28 league games during last season's title success, and scoring seven goals in all competitions.

The problem for Oscar is if Chelsea get their way with signing more attack minded midfield players, then competition for his place in the side is going to become more and more fierce, and there may be a time when it makes sense for the player and club to part ways if such deals to materialise. 

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