Will Oscar make way as Chelsea swoop for £22m-rated La Liga star?

Chelsea are chasing £22m-rated Atletico Madrid star Koke, according to reports in Spain, and Oscar could be the man to make way for the Spaniard.

The Atletico playmaker, who is also being targeted by Manchester United, has scored twice and created nine in 25 appearances this season and Jose Mourinho could be looking to revamp parts of his squad after his side’s dip in form in 2015.

Koke has impressed in the Champions League this season, creating four goals and scoring two in the seven games so far. He is now preparing for a quarter-final clash against fierce rivals Real Madrid with his Atletico teammates but could be swapping Spain for the Premier League in the coming months.

Oscar was substituted once again this weekend after a quiet first-half against Stoke and could be sold as leverage for Chelsea’s summer transfer business with Juventus reportedly interested.

Embed from Getty Images rate Oscar to be valued at £35 million and the Brazilian seems more likely to be sold than any of his fellow attacking-midfielders at Stamford Bridge.

With Jose Mourinho keen to abide by Financial Fair Play rules, Chelsea would need to sell at least one key player this summer to fund any big-money moves for transfer targets

Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas were both brought in from Liga BBVA last summer and it now looks like Mourinho is looking to reunite Koke with former teammates Thibaut Courtois and Costa at Chelsea.

Will Oscar leave Chelsea this summer? Would Koke be a good signing for the Blues?

About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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