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Ex-Chelsea Star Confirms Shock Talks With Barca

A former Chelsea star has revealed talks have taken place between his agent and FC Barcelona about a surprise return to Europe.

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Oscar has been plying his trade in the Chinese Super League since 2017 after leaving the Blues for Shanghai Port in a deal reportedly worth €60million.

The Chinese top flight is set to take break until and the Brazilian midfielder has revealed there has been discussions about a switch to the Camp Nou.

“Yeah, this came to my knowledge," Oscart old TNT Sports.

"Barcelona reached out to my agent to know about this possibility, they knew football in China will stop until March. So maybe, but Barca is facing a difficult time now.

“I was told about this interest, I guess they're still trying to figure something out. Barca has this issue about registering new signings and they’d still need to sort talks with my club.

“They would want for me to join until the end of the season. They’re still talking, it’s ongoing, but there’s this problem with the new signings - I guess Dani Alves has faced some.

“It’s nice to see a great club interested in you. We didn’t have any talks so far, there’s no point doing that if Barcelona can’t register new players right now. Barca is trying to sort their end out, then maybe I’ll talk to my agent so we can arrange something.

“It’d be an incredible opportunity for me, for Barcelona too. I’m in great form here, it would be great for my career.

“I suppose Barca would also appreciate it as I’m now more experienced, mature and I know they have a lot of youngsters right now. It could work out for everybody. I’d be happy if things work out, but I still have a contract. Shanghai helps me a lot so I have no complaints.”

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