Shanghai SIPG set to sign Chelsea star Oscar for £52m in January

Oscar looks set to leave Chelsea for Andre Villas-Boas’ Shanghai SIPG for £52million in January.

The Brazil international has only managed to start five Premier League games under Antonio Conte and the Italian gaffer is allowing the 25-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea rejected a massive offer from Guangzhou Evergrande in the summer transfer window but it appears that Oscar is not in Conte’s future plans at Chelsea, with Eden Hazard and Willian cementing starting spots.

The Blues wanted to take the big bid from the Chinese outfit and have agreed to let the playmaker join Shanghai in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

Chelsea paid just £25m for the former Internacional star in 2012 and are going to make approximately £27m profit on the attacking midfielder.

Oscar will be joining former Chelsea chief Villas-Boas in China, alongside international teammate and good friend Hulk.

The Brazilian’s exit will become Chelsea’s biggest ever sale, overtaking the previous record held by David Luiz who switched to play for Paris Saint-Germain for £40m back in 2014.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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