The former champions of England, Chelsea are looking to add more quality to their current squad as Antonio Conte takes charge of the club, prior to the start of the new club. The Italian manager has made it clear that he wants players whom he likes and prefers to play in the starting eleven. Some of the Blues current stars are not exactly happy due to this and could be heading for an exit from Stamford Bridge. One such player could be Brazilian midfielder Oscar.
The 24 year old attacking midfielder, who performed various roles at the club under Jose Mourinho is now keen on making a move away from west London. His form has dropped substantially in recent times and he found it tough to earn a place in the starting eleven on a regular basis in recent times under Guus Hiddink.
Oscar is unhappy at the club and had expressed his desire to leave, as per reports with owner Roman Abramovic ready to cash in on his midfield superstar. Serie A champions Juventus and Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain are clubs keen on signing him at the moment, though there would be several clubs across Europe interested in acquiring his services.
In case he leaves, here are three potential stars that the west London side can sign to replace him:
3. Alex Teixeira:
The former Shakhtar Donetsk man currently plays for Jiangsu Suning, which is a club in the Chinese Super League. He looks good and has represented Brazil at the U-15, U-17 and U-20 previously. He is 26 years old at present and could be a potential replacement for his compatriot this summer, as per speculations. Though he is naturally an attacking midfielder, what role Conte assigns him remains to be seen, if a move goes through. Money should really be a problem for the Blues and if the intention to sign him is there, surely a deal can be pushed through.