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Chelsea’s Brazilian magician urges club to bid for fleet-footed compatriot

Chelsea star Oscar has urged Blues boss Jose Mourinho to pull out all the stops and make a move for £30 million-rated Lazio winger Felipe Anderson.

The playmaker played with 22 year-old Anderson for Brazil’s under-20s and believes that the quick-footed winger would become a world class star at Stamford Bridge.

“He could be really useful here,” Oscar said.

“We’ve played together at U20 level for Brazil and he was amazing. He can become even better and great players are always welcome at Chelsea.”

Anderson has scored 11 goals this season for Serie A outfit Lazio – who are currently second in the table with 58 points – and is a target for many of Europe’s top clubs.

However, if the Blues do indeed manage to bring in Anderson, the Brazilian may find that his compatriot who has so enthusiastically endorsed him has moved elsewhere. Oscar has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season and could be offloaded in the summer.

He hasn’t completed 90 minutes for the Blues since January and Jose Mourinho prefers Cesc Fabregas to Oscar in the No10 role.

Oscar signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Brazilian side Internacional.

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