Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Man City

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 1 - 0 Liverpool

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 19:45

Capital One Cup Semi-Final

Oscar reveals Real interest

Oscar has revealed that he came close to signing for Real Madrid before completing a switch to Chelsea in 2012.

Last Updated: 19/11/13 at 11:55 Post Comment

Oscar: Held talks with Real Madrid before moving to Stamford Bridge

Oscar: Held talks with Real Madrid before moving to Stamford Bridge

Once the door was opened for a move away from Internactional, European interest in the Brazilian playmaker mounted steadily.

Real have invested wisely in the South American market in the past, and were among those aware of Oscar's undoubted potential.

Discussions regarding a transfer to Spain were held, with Jose Mourinho keen on adding to his creative ranks.

It was decided, though, that Real were already well stocked in the attacking department and the way was cleared for Chelsea to wrap up a big-money deal.

As fate would have it, Oscar is now working under Mourinho - with the Portuguese tactician having left Santiago Bernabeu and returned for a second spell at Stamford Bridge over the summer.

Oscar told Globoesporte on the saga which took him to west London: "A month before signing for Chelsea I was very close to doing so with Real Madrid as Mourinho said he wanted me.

"They came to watch me in the game against Denmark.

"Before the games there were talks with Madrid, but they had the playmaker position well covered. After the games, I signed for Chelsea.

"Upon his arrival at Chelsea, Mourinho spoke to me. He gives me confidence and I'm trying to return all such support on the pitch."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company