Chelsea news: Tyler shares opinion on Oscar's China move

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15th Dec, 2016 | 1:49pm

Martin Tyler gives verdict on reported Chelsea midfielder deal

By Will Butcher

Martin Tyler believes Chelsea are getting a good deal out of Oscar’s reported £52million move to Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG.

The Daily Mail claimed earlier this week that the big-spending Chinese side were close to completing a deal for the 25-year-old ace that would see him move in January.

Speaking on Sky Football’s official Twitter account, Sky Sports commentator Tyler answered fans’ questions and believes that Oscar’s potential move will financially benefit Chelsea and the Brazil international himself.

“I think it’s a good deal for Chelsea,” Tyler said. “I’m sure financially for Oscar it is.”

Tyler went on to praise the game’s new infrastructure in China.

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Oscar could be set to leave Stamford Bridge after plummeting down the midfield pecking order following the signing of N’Golo Kante.

Manager Antonio Conte has implemented a 3-4-3 formation at Stamford Bridge that does not include a player in the number 10 role, which is where Oscar likes to operate.

Just nine Premier League appearances this season has made the former Internacional midfielder an expendable member of Conte’s squad, as Shanghai SIPG come calling.

Managed by former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, Oscar would team up with Brazilian teammate Hulk who moved to China this summer for around £46.5million from Zenit St. Petersburg.

Since his move to Chelsea in the summer of 2012, Oscar has made 203 league and cup appearances for the west London side, scoring 38 goals from midfield.

In other Chelsea news, fans reacted on Twitter to Cesc Fabregas’ match-winning display against Sunderland on Wednesday night.