Internacional is working at both end of the transfer market: incoming and out-coming. While they negotiate transfers involving Villarreal’s Nilmar and Roma’s Juan, they have to bring the money from somewhere to fund those moves. And that would be brought by an Oscar selling in the future.
Giovanni Luigi, Internacional’s president, admitted that Chelsea showed interest in the player, and that there was no negotiation over Oscar at it stands even though Daily Mail claimed he had moved to Stamford Bridge for £25m. Chelsea’s contact was through e-mail; but according to Luigi, the initial values offered by Chelsea are too low, as Internacional “rates Oscar over €20m”.
Even though there was no negotiation, Giovanni Luigi doesn’t mean the player won’t move in this transfer window. It only depends if Chelsea will meet Inter’s price, undisclosed at the moment. Internacional currently owns 50% of Oscar’s transfer rights, so it could be a transfer story similar to Lucas’: Chelsea would have to make a huge bid to convince Inter, and another one to include the rest of Oscar’s transfer rights.
It must be remembered that Internacional bought Oscar for €6m back in May from São Paulo after a judicial debacle where Oscar had to move back to his youth team. His value raised considerably after impressive showings with both Internacional and Brazil’s NT.