Transfer Tracker: Oscar, Marco Verratti, Robin van Persie, Lucas, Clint Dempsey
Oscar season is nowhere near, but don't bother telling Chelsea.
The Blues' (latest) summer spending spree seems set to continue with another big-money move, and this time the subject of the rumors is up-and-coming Brazilian playmaker Oscar.
That's not the only transfer we're tracking today, though. Inside, we have updates on Marco Verratti, Robin van Persie, Aleksandar Kolarov, Lucas Moura and Clint Dempsey.
Read on for all the details.
Chelsea Win Oscar?
Chelsea have won the race to sign Brazilian playmaker Oscar from Internacional, according to the Daily Mail.
The Mail reports that Chelsea will pay £25 million for Oscar's transfer. The Blues reportedly beat out interest from Tottenham and new manager Andre Villas-Boas (who formerly managed Chelsea).
Oscar, 20, has won six caps for Brazil, scoring once.
Verratti to PSG?
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Pescara midfielder Marco Verratti is on his way to Paris Saint-Germain, according to the player's agent (ESPN Soccernet).
Verratti, a 19-year-old playmaker, had been linked with Juventus. The deal will reportedly cost PSG €12 million.
PSG Not After RVP?
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Paris Saint-Germain are not interested in signing Dutch striker Robin van Persie from Arsenal (The Independent).
PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti said, "Robin van Persie is not our target but I think there are a number of other clubs who are interested in him."
Manchester City are thought to lead the chase. According to The Sun, City hope the potential sale of Emmanuel Adebayor (himself an ex-Arsenal player) to Tottenham will make room for van Persie.
Milan After Kolarov?
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AC Milan are the latest big-name Italian club interested in signing defender Aleksandar Kolarov from Manchester City (talkSPORT).
Juventus and Inter Milan are also thought to be interested.
Kolarov, 26, lost his place in Manchester City's starting lineup to Gael Clichy (himself another ex-Arsenal player) last season.
Kolarov, a Serbian international, played for Lazio from 2007 to 2010.
United After Moura?
Manchester United have joined the Lucas Moura sweepstakes, according to the Daily Mail.
United will send a "delegation" to Brazil on Wednesday to open talks with Moura's father. The Mail reports United would bid £30 million for the 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder.
Inter Milan are also thought to be interested. According to Goal.com, Moura has said he would like to play for Inter.
Dempsey to Liverpool?
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Liverpool want to sign American midfielder Clint Dempsey before heading to the United States for a preseason tour (Daily Mirror).
Dempsey, 29, had a breakthrough campaign for Fulham last season, and new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly willing to pay £7.5 million for him.
Liverpool's American tour begins next week.