Chelsea midfielder Oscar has confirmed that his £52 million transfer to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG is “90% certain”.

The Brazilian midfielder has lost his place in the Chelsea starting line-up over the past 12 months and has not started a game in the Premier League since the Blues’ defeat to Liverpool in September.

Oscar looks set to become the latest big-money signing for the Chinese Super League, following former Chelsea teammate Ramires to Asia.

Chelsea’s out-of-favour star was reported to be close to joining Shanghai SIPG for a staggering £52m fee yesterday and Oscar has now confirmed that it is set to go ahead.

“It’s 90 per cent certain,” he is quoted as telling SporTV. “It just depends on a few bureaucratic details.”

The 25-year-old is set to join up with fellow Brazilian Hulk, who is reportedly earning around £320,000-a-week in China, and will work under the management for Andre Villas-Boas.

The Portuguese manager was keen on signing Oscar while he was in charge of Tottenham, but he ended up completing a £25 million move to Chelsea instead.


Culled from Squawka