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.
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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 terra.com.br: "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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