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According to the Sun Juventus has sent a team of negotiators to London for talks with Chelsea, with the Italian champions looking to sign the Blues Brazilian midfielder Oscar for a figure quoted as being £18 million.

Club manager Massimiliano Allegri sees the 23-year-old Brazilian as a natural replacement for veteran Andrea Pirlo and would like to convince him that his future lies in Turin rather than London.

Whether or not Blues boss Jose Mourinho could be tempted by an offer from the Italians remains to be seen, but given the fact Chelsea paid £25million for him in 2012 and that he is only 23, Mourinho would hope to at least get his money back for the playmaker.

Towards the end of last season Oscar found himself on the bench more than on the pitch, yet despite this insists he is happy at Chelsea.

“I’m very happy here,” he said. “I get along with everyone, and the club shows its praise towards me.

“Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world, so I don’t see why I would think of leaving.

“There are different tactics depending on the opponents we face, and we respect the manager’s choices.

“Sometimes I’ve ended up not playing the entire match, but I’m doing my best to fulfil my role. I’m happy with my performances.”