Juventus eye Mata as well as Oscar

Juventus eye Mata as well as Oscar

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Juventus are believed to be considering moves for both Oscar and former Chelsea Player of the Year Juan Mata, should Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez leave Turin as expected.

Pogba is considered to be one of the brightest young talents in European football and is wanted by just about every big club on the continent.

Chelsea are reportedly front runners for the Frenchman’s signature, with Brazil international Oscar believed to be part of a deal which will bring down the price considerably.

Should Pogba leave, he may well be followed out of the door by Carlos Tevez, best known by supporters in England for a successful if not controversial time between 2006 and 2012 when he played for West Ham United and both Manchester clubs, and left for Italy after apparently never settling into life in the UK.

He is believed to want a move back to his native Argentina, and Juventus have identified Juan Mata as the man to replace him. Mata, who joined Chelsea in 2011, won the Champions League and the FA Cup in his first season, the Europa League in his second as well as two Player of the Year awards at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard then moved to Manchester United in what was then the Red Devils’ record transfer (£37.1 million) after failing to secure a regular place in the team after Jose Mourinho’s return.

23-year old Oscar has made over 100 appearances since moving from Brazilian side Internacional in 2012 for £25 million. After signing for Chelsea from Valencia in 2011, Mata made 135 appearances for the Blues. He scored 33 goals in that time, having since made 43 appearances for United since moving there in 2014.