Chelsea confirm Oscar's transfer to China

The Brazilian will join Shanghai SIPG

BY Daniel Kelly 09:17 Friday 23 December 2016, 9:17 23 Dec 2016

Picture by Nick Potts PA Archive/PA Images

Chelsea have confirmed that Oscar has joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.

The 25-year-old joins Andres Villas-Boas' side, and will join the likes of Brazilian teammate Hulk in Shanghai.

Oscar spent four-and-a-half years at Chelsea, where we won numerous titles including the Premier League and Europa League titles.

Last season, Shanghai SIPG finished in third place in the Chinese Super League. Oscar will be one of only five foreigners in the team, as is part of the CSL rules.

Although the transfer fee has not been made public by Chelsea, the Brazilian is expected to cost around €70million. He has struggled to feature for the team this season, since Antonio Conte switched the formation to 3-4-3.

Carlos Tevez is also expected to join Shanghai Shenhua later this week and become the highest-paid sports star in the world. The duo will join the likes of Paulinho, Gervinho, Graziano Pelle and Jackson Martínez in the division.

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