Chelsea told to cough up for Oscar

Chelsea have been told they must break the bank if they want to sign Brazilian international Oscar.

The European champions have approached Internacional over the 20-year-old midfielder and are reportedly preparing a £25 million bid.

Internacional president Giovanni Luigi insists the Brazilian club are willing to sell, but only at the right price. "I want the transfer of Oscar to be the biggest transfer deal ever in Brazilian football," he told Radio Gaucha.

He continued: "The Chelsea offer isn't that far from that. Last year, however, Tottenham made two offers for Leandro Damiao. We kept him and he was very important.

"Oscar's situation is similar. If we get offers for Oscar that match our expectations, we'll negotiate. But they have to be of the value that mean significant resources for Internacional.

"But those values would be the biggest negotiation in Internacional's history."