Premier League Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for Internacional playmaker Oscar.

The youngster is regarded as one of the best up and coming players in world football.

A fee hasn’t been revealed, but it’s believed to be in the region of £25million.

Golden

Oscar is part of a new golden generation of Brazilian players emerging, including the likes of Neymar, Paulo ’Ganso’ Henrique and Lucas Moura. Oscar, along with the above youngsters are currently preparing for the Olympic Games in London.

Incredibly the Brazilians have never claimed the gold medal at games, despite the likes of Romario, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo taking part in previous tournaments. It seems the Brazilians are determined to bring home gold in 2012 and Oscar could be at the heart of that success.

Talented

Oscar is not the most high-profile of the young players in the newly-styled Brazilian side, but he may just have the most football intelligence. He has recently been given the Brazil number ten shirt, almost a mythical number for the Selecao.

Oscar has the vision, the passing ability and the technique to go right to the top of game. In his homeland he is being compared to former-World Footballer of the Year Kaka. There are similarities in the way he plays the game.

He always seems to find space and is never rushed on the ball, a sign of a good player. Oscar isn’t  especially gifted at dribbling, but his football brain makes up for his lack of dribbling skill. He could be the brain behind the Brazilian national team for along time.

Star

Chelsea have added flair to their team this summer already bringing in Belgian star Eden Hazard and German international Marko Marin. However, if he can adapt to the English game quick enough I believe it could be the Brazilian star that could shine brightest next season.

Will Oscar be a good signing for Chelsea?

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David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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