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Chelsea are closing in on the technically wonderful Oscar for £25 million, according to David Hytner at The Guardian.
Oscar was a stand-out in Ney Franco's 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup winning Brazilian team.
He played more of a left-sided role during the tournament, as Philippe Coutinho operated more centrally.
Oscar consistently dissected opposing defences with his incisive passing; his movement off the ball was Esteban Cambiasso-like; and he scored a hat trick in the final.
Talking about Cambiasso, in recent friendlies for Brazil, Oscar has been sitting deep and dictating play with long diagonal passes.
The primary issue with Chelsea signing Oscar is his position. If he's going to be playing a deep-lying position—it's a waste because he can be something special in a more attacking role. If it's the latter, does he fit in the team? What about Lucas Piazón?
Also does Chelsea ever look for economically efficient signings?
Even with Marko Marin, he cost £7 million, whilst Newcastle United signed Papiss Cissé for £9 million.