Jose Mourinho’s creative engines behind the striker are a massive part of what the Blues do, so neither will go cheap.
The price tag for Oscar, himself, is rumored to be in the £42m range and that bid is likely to be submitted before the world cup.
Young Brazilian teammate and PSG star, Loucas Moura, has taken to the press to do his best to unsettle Oscar.
“Oscar is a very good player,” Moura said. “A rare talent in today’s football, given his qualities. He is very complete and very smart. We need someone like him at PSG.
“I think he would help us a lot. The more quality players there are, the better it is for the squad. Also, he’s a very good friend of mine. I would be very happy if he came to PSG, the club, too.”
Former Newcastle central midfielder Yohan Cabaye has gotten in on the act, too. Prior to his move to Newcastle, and subsequently PSG, Cabaye played with Hazard before each moved to the English Premier League.
“Hazard is the player I’d like to see at PSG,” Cabaye said. “He would do a lot of good to Paris and the league. He’s one of the best players against whom I’ve played.”
Mourinho will unlikely be pleased at the timing of both statements. Chelsea is about to begin the run-in, and have a very realistic shot at grabbing the title.
And, of course, PSG will be hosting the Blues next Wednesday.