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Internacional president: Chelsea step away from closing Oscar deal

Internacional have confirmed all the loose ends are virtually tied up over Oscar's move to Chelsea. The president of the 20-year-old's current club, Internacional, has confirmed a potential move is at a "very advanced" stage amid reports it will be sealed on Friday.

Giovanni Luigi told "The situation is very advanced, but not finalised yet.

"Oscar has to get his work permit. He needs to have a certain amount of caps to play in England, but I don't believe that will be a problem."

Oscar will play in the UK at the Olympics, which begin this week, and says he has already undergone a medical at Chelsea.

Reports suggest the Blues will pay a £25million fee for him, some of which will go to the player's former club, Sao Paulo.

Luigi added: "I have also reached an agreement with Sao Paulo over their part. It's Chelsea that will pay that, not Internacional."

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