The Daily Telegraph reports that the Brazilian midfielder will become the latest star to join the Chinese Super League following in the footsteps of former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, who left the club for Jiangsu Suning last season.
Oscar is expected to boost his salary to £350,000-a-week with Shanghai and should complete the move next month after finding first team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte.
The tricky playmaker has struggled to adapt to Conte’s style of play this season and, as a result, has only featured on nine occasions for the club and hasn't made a Premier League start since the club’s defeat to Liverpool earlier this campaign.
Oscar has been subject to interest from the Far East in the past with Jiangsu Suning and Luiz Felipe Scolari’s club, Guangzhou Evergrande, both expressing the desire to sign the Brazil international.
Antonio Conte has failed to confirm whether Cesc Fabregas will still be a Chelsea player by the end of the January transfer window intensifying speculation linking the midfielder with a move away from the club.
Fabregas has fallen out of favour with Conte and has been unable to find a regular place in the Chelsea midfield following the arrival of N’Golo Kante from Leicester in the summer.
The London Evening Standard reports that, when asked about the Spainard’s future at the club, Conte couldn’t guarantee that he would still be at the club come the end of next month’s window.
Manchester City vs Chelsea player ratings
Manchester City vs Chelsea player ratings
1/22 Claudio Bravo - 5 out of 10
He was a victim of attacking excellence today, with three goals leaving him helpless between the sticks.
2/22 Nicolas Otamendi - 5
He failed to keep up with the pace of the Chelsea strike force, resulting in him lunging into unnecessary tackles.
3/22 John Stones - 6
It was a shaky performance today, with the pressure of Costa and Hazard making him look uncomfortable in possession. He did improve as the game went on.
4/22 Aleksandar Kolarov - 6
Also struggled with the pace and power of Chelsea's front line today.
5/22 Jesus Navas - 5
Showed glimpses of excellence, but it was a relatively quiet performance by a man of his standards.
6/22 Fernandinho - 4
He battled well throughout and was a crucial part of the City midfielder. Was let down by his flaring temper and the resulting red card to finish.
7/22 Ilkay Gundogan - 6
His work rate was faultless, but he did not see enough of the ball and was quick to get rid of possession.
8/22 Leroy Sane - 6
Looked dangerous when moving forward with pace, but defensively there was room for improvement.
9/22 David Silva - 7
Was a key element to the City attack, linked well with Aguero and created a number of chances – even if they did go unfinished.
10/22 Sergio Aguero - 5
He looked lethal in possession, but he did not see enough of the ball. Performance was fully let down by his late challenge on Luiz which saw him rightly dismissed.
11/22 Kevin de Bruyne - 6
His deliveries and playmaking was on point as always, but his open goal miss was appalling which could have seen a completely different end to the fixture.
12/22 Thibaut Courtois - 6
He had a relatively quiet afternoon, but reacted when required. He stopped a number of Aguero strikes.
13/22 Cesar Azpilicueta - 6
He did his job at the back – clearing the danger, maintaining possession and putting tackles in when it was required.
14/22 David Luiz - 8
His ability to read the game made the difference at the back today. He dominated and defended bravely.
15/22 Gary Cahill - 5
His own goal was a defensive tragedy and he found himself a victim of the City strike force on more than one occasion.
16/22 Victor Moses - 6
It was a quieter performance than he is used to lately, but when he was on the ball his pace and power caused City problems.
17/22 Marcos Alonso - 6
He disappeared defensively, but going forward he created chances and worked well with Fabregas.
18/22 N'Golo Kante - 6
He made himself known throughout to the City players, with a number of tough tackles and crunching challenges. He battled relentlessly.
19/22 Cesc Fabregas - 7
His assist for Costa’s goal was somewhat short of a miracle. Aside from that, he did his job in the middle of the park and was an astute replacement for Matic.
20/22 Pedro - 6
Looked particularly energetic at the start – chasing down possession and making runs. However, an injury saw him require an early exit just after half time.
21/22 Eden Hazard - 7
He was exceptional in possession, with speedy footwork and clever link-up play with Costa. His efforts were rewarded with a well finished goal to cap off the win.
22/22 Diego Costa - 9
He bullied the City defence, particularly in the second half. His presence was shaking the City side and he hunted down possession like a predator.
“In football, in my experience, it's very difficult to guarantee always something, so this is difficult," Conte said.
“But Cesc is an important player for us. He played a key match against Manchester City, and played very well. In the last match (against West Brom) he came on very well during the game.
“Tomorrow I have still to decide the starting XI (to play Sunderland), but Cesc is always a good choice, for me.”
Fabregas is reportedly wanted by Serie A giants AC Milan and Roma.
Virgil van Dijk is at the top of Chelsea’s transfer wish list as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his defensive reinforcements for the remainder of the season, according to the Evening Standard.
The Netherlands international is quickly establishing himself as one of the Premier League’s best centre backs and his superb form for Southampton this season has alerted Blues boss Conte.
Conte’s recent tactical change to 3-4-3 has paid dividends for Chelsea, who currently sit three points clear at the top of the Premier League, but the Italian boss is keen expand his defensive options with three slots now to fill in central defence.
And, with John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic’s futures uncertain at the club, the 25-year-old defender could be a suitable long-term option for the Blues.
van Dijk reportedly has a £25million release clause in his current deal on the South Coast but Chelsea face competition from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool if they are to sign him.Reuse content