Oscar to wait on Chelsea move after having medical with Blues

Posted: July 21, 2012 in Sports

Brazil midfielder Oscar has admitted he has had a medical with Chelsea but insists he will not decide on his future until after the Olympics.

The 20-year-old Internacional playmaker has been the subject of intense speculation linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge all summer, with reports suggesting he had undergone a medical earlier this week.

The player confirmed that himself on Friday night after starring in Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win over Team GB in Middlesbrough, but was keen to point out that he has not signed a contract with Roberto Di Matteo’s side.

Speaking through an interpreter, Oscar said: “I only had a meeting with the doctor, nothing else. I didn’t sign any contract yet and I will wait until the end of the Olympic games to decide my future.

“All Brazilian players have this dream. I have, like everybody, the dream to play in Europe and the Premier League.”

Oscar joined Internacional from Sao Paulo in 2009 and last summer scored a hat-trick in the Under 20 World Cup final as Brazil beat Portugal.

He told Brazilian reporters he had decided to stay with Internacional earlier in the week, but now seems open to a Chelsea switch.

He was adamant, though, that the Olympics remain his primary focus for now.

“It is like a dream for me, participating in the Olympics, it’s so important for my career and I hope to win the gold medal here,” he said.

“It was a good result tonight but we also have to improve and grow during the competition to reach the final.

“I am enjoying, it is not a pressure, I am focused on the Olympics but want to show the British fans that I can play well here.”

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