Italian giants urged to raid Chelsea, not Man United

Brazil manager Dunga has called on Juventus to move for Chelsea’s Oscar, despite links with Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata.

The Italian giants are believed to be shopping for a new playmaker this summer, with manager Max Allegri keen to add some creativity to the Serie A champions’ ranks.

Reports have suggested that an £18.3m raid for Mata is on the Old Lady’s agenda, with the Spaniard having struggled at Old Trafford since his big money move over a year ago.

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However, there are also links with Chelsea pass-master Oscar, and Dunga – who coaches the midfielder at international level – believes that the move would make sense for all involved:

“Oscar has technique, reads situations well and is a modern and versatile trequartista,” he is quoted by The Express.

“He reminds me of Roberto Baggio, but also has similarities to Massimiliano Allegri.

“Brazilians like to have fun with their football, which hasn’t happened to Oscar very much recently, but I met Jose Mourinho and he spoke highly of all his Brazilian players.

“I tell Allegri that Oscar is strong and also a good lad.

“A forward line with him, Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata would drive any coach crazy.

“It wouldn’t be a step backwards for Oscar to go to Juventus. He’d be decisive in Serie A and whether he plays for Juventus or Chelsea it’ll always be a great club.”

Oscar, 23, has been a Chelsea player since 2012, when he joined the club from Brazilian giants Internacional.

Although he’s often dipped in and out of the first-team, the South American has won the Europa League and League Cup with his current side.