Chelsea Star Midfielder Confirms Huge China Transfer Deal Is Close

Chelsea midfielder Oscar, left.
Oscar of Chelsea, left, at Stamford Bridge, London, March 5. The midfielder has confirmed a transfer to Shanghai SIPG is close. Mike Hewitt/Getty

Chelsea midfielder Oscar has confirmed a transfer to the Chinese Super League is "90 percent complete."

The 25-year-old, who has been at Chelsea since 2012, revealed his move to Shanghai SIPG will go ahead for a reported £52 million ($65.7 million), in an interview with SporTV in Brazil.

"It's 90 percent right [done]. It just depends on some bureaucratic details," Oscar said.

Chelsea looks set to make a huge profit on the player it paid around £25 million for from Internacional in Brazil.

Oscar will join up with a former Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas, as one of a coterie of high-profile players from European leagues to have moved to China in 2016.

One of his Shanghai team mates will be fellow Brazil international Hulk, whose move from Zenit Saint-Petersburg in June broke the Asian transfer record at £48 million (£60.7 million).