Chelsea close on Oscar
Brazilian undergoes medical as Blues eye Spanish full-back
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: July 18, 2012 8:18pm
Oscar: Has undergone medical with Chelsea
Chelsea are closing in on the capture of Brazilian ace Oscar after he underwent a medical on Wednesday, Sky Sports understands.
A deal in the region of £25million has already been agreed by the European champions with his club Internacional.
Coincidentally, Oscar has flown to England with Brazil's Olympic squad which has enabled him to undergo a medical after being given permission to attend by his national coaches.
Sky Sports sources also understand that Chelsea anticipate no problems with his work-permit - meaning the move could very well be completed before the Olympic football tournament begins next week, although an announcement is not expected until his participation is over.
And it is understood Oscar is not the only Olympic player on Chelsea's radar as they are also believed to be in talks with Marseille over Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta.
The highly-rated 22-year-old, who is also participating in the games, moved to France in 2010 from Osasuna - but financial problems at the Stade Velodrome means they could be willing to cash in.
Chelsea are reported to have turned their attentions to Cesar after a move for Inter Milan's Maicon hit complications.
The Brazilian held talks with the Blues but failed to agree terms and is now reportedly back on Real Madrid's radar.