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Versatile Oscar ready for Chelsea fight

ESPN staff
July 28, 2012
Oscar is currently on Olympic duty with Brazil © PA Photos

Oscar has spoken of securing his "dream" move to Chelsea, with the 20-year-old prepared to do whatever is required to force his way into Roberto Di Matteo's plans.

Chelsea wrapped up a £25 million deal with Internacional for the attacking midfielder shortly before he kicked off his Olympic quest with Brazil.

Despite the hype and price tag, Oscar faces no easy task in forcing his way into a midfield already containing Frank Lampard, Juan Mata and Florent Malouda to name but three and swelled with the signings of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and his brother Thorgan and Marko Marin.

But seemingly aware of the competition for places, Oscar has admitted he is happy to take on a range of roles.

"This is a dream for me," he said. "After the Olympics I am going to talk to the manager.

"I am ready to do whatever the manager wants me to do.

"For Internacional I played in several different positions, so I have no problem adapting."

Oscar is determined to help Chelsea build on their Champions League success with a push for more honours. He added: "I'm joining Chelsea hopefully to win more titles.

"The project is very exciting, especially with the young players that they are signing.

"The offer was very good for me and I didn't have to think twice about signing."

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