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Chelsea star Oscar would have cost €400,000 in 2010 - agent

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New Chelsea star Oscar was offered to a number of Italian clubs for just €400,000 in 2010, agent Sabatino Durante has revealed.

Oscar signed for Chelsea from Internacional for around €32 million this summer and shot to prominence recently with a brace against Juventus.

But before he signed for Internacional and was still with São Paulo, he was offered out for a transfer along with Lucas Moura and Bruno Uvini due to contract issues.

"It was 2010. Oscar, Lucas and Bruno Uvini had contractual problems with São Paulo," Durante told Tutto Mercato.

"Between October and December 2010, I offered these players to 70% of Italian managers, but all declined the opportunity.

"I think €300,000 or €400,000 would have sufficed. That is the amount that would have been needed to be paid to São Paulo, ordered by FIFA, for their work training the player."

The dispute arose when São Paulo tried to sign the three youngsters to five-year deals, but due to their age FIFA would only allow three-year contracts.

Oscar then went on to join Internacional before signing for Chelsea in July. Lucas Moura and Bruno Uvini both left São Paulo this summer to sign for Paris St Germain and Napoli respectively.

 
 

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