Roberto Mancini is trying to get Italy’s fallen giants back to the top again; Inter Milan have now identified Chelsea midfielder Oscar as one of their transfer targets this summer.
The Serie A club have been boosted by the recent infusion of cash following a Chinese takeover and after tying down former Man City manager Roberto Mancini to a new contract, they are now looking to bolster the squad. Having already signed Argentine midfielder Ever Banega from Sevilla this summer, they are looking to make a few more signings so that they can compete for the title this season.
The Nerazzuri have recently approached Premier League giants Chelsea over a possible deal for their Brazilian midfielder Oscar, according to reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. The report goes on to state that the Blues are not prepared to sell, but Inter are keen to work out a deal for the player. They want to enter into negotiations with the club and player’s representatives.
Di Marzio adds that the approach for Oscar has nothing to do with Inter’s deal for Lazio winger Antonio Candreva, which he expects to be completed very soon.
The Blues have made a couple of key signings this summer with the arrival of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille and N’Golo Kante from Leicester City. New manager Antonio Conte is now set to do a bit of chopping and changing in order to accommodate the new players.
One of the players who has long been linked with a move away is Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic. However, Conte has recently affirmed his faith in the player and stated that there is no question of him being sold. He also mentions Inter target Oscar, along with Cesc Fabregas, John Obi Mikel, new signing Kante and youngster Nathaniel Chalobah are players that he would consider for a role in his team this season.
The Brazilian midfielder could be set for a bigger role under Antonio Conte though, because of his ability to play in a wide midfield position. The Italian manager is reportedly going for a 4-4-2 formation at Stamford Bridge. Matic, Kante and Obi Mikel would compete for the two central positions, while the likes of Oscar, Fabregas or Chalobah are favorites to be employed in a wider role. If Chelsea do not invest in a wide midfielder this summer, then odds are that Inter will fail to get their man from the London based club.