Oscar is beginning to settle into life in China as the Brazilian star has completed his £52 million move from the Blues, and with the January transfer window opening it’s no surprise that eyes are on Chelsea to see who they are likely to buy with the money.
The 25-year old was an attacking midfielder, but having been kept out of the team due to the rise in class by players such as Victor Moses.
It’ll be interesting to see whether they will be looking to replace his position, or whether the squad will be looking elsewhere to determine exactly where they can strengthen their team in order to be champions.
Oscar never seemed to make the starting eleven for the Blues under Conte, but he seems to be having a new lease of luck in China as though he had hit a winning slots payline in a Macau casino – not only is he likely to play almost every game, but he is also set to be earning a lot more money in the country.
This Brazilian football player could be a potential target for the Blues, due to his ties with Juventus and his current performance as a left back.
Chelsea’s defence, while holding out this season, may need strengthening, and with fellow Brazilian players Willian and David Luiz in the squad, there may be an interesting bid for this player in the January transfer window.
However, Chelsea will need to fight off competition from the likes of Manchester City who were interested in the player in November, and should consider acting quickly if they are targeting this player.
The intricacy of strengthening the Chelsea side is going to be a tough start for Conte. Sometimes it is about luck that the Chelsea side work together as an unstoppable force, but in the case of Antonio Conte, he will need to make some careful decisions in order to ensure that he doesn’t tip the balance too much for the side throughout the January transfer window that are on their way to becoming Premier League champions this season.
With Thibaut Courtois looking to be after a move back to Spain, possibly even Real Madrid, in the summer, Antonio Conte will be on the look-out for a world class keeper with the potential to take his place as the team’s first keeper.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is a young Italian keeper with a huge potential who plays for Serie A club AC Milan and the Italian National team.
At the young age of 17, yet a huge talent, the AC Milan CEO has attempted to scare off teams such as Manchester United and Liverpool who are also considering this keeper, with a supposed bumper deal worth five times his current contract.
Having recently hit back against speculation that he will be heading to Manchester United (due to having the same agent and strong friendship with fellow French national and recent United signing Paul Pogba), Chelsea have continued to be interested in the striker.
However, with reports suggesting that Griezmann may leave his current club Atletico Madrid if manager Diego Simeone leaves at the end of the season, it’ll be interesting to see whether Chelsea will trigger the £84 million release clause in the star’s contract, and if so what impact this will have on Chelsea’s current star striker Diego Costa.