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Willian, David Luiz want former Chelsea team-mate to follow them to Arsenal

David Luiz and Willian have been calling former Chelsea star Oscar to persuade him to follow them to Arsenal.

The Brazilian midfielder is currently playing in China for Shanghai SIPG, but he has admitted he would like to return to Europe.

The 29-year-old made over 200 appearances for Chelsea in a five-year spell in the Premier League.

He won the Premier League twice and the Europa League and scored 38 goals before leaving for Asia in 2017 for £60m.

Now with constant contact from Brazilian compatriots Willian and Luiz he is being urged to return to the Premier League.

Luiz moved across London in the summer of 2019, while Willian completed a free-transfer switch to the Gunners this summer.

Oscar told Fox Sports Brasil: “They called me, they had to call me. Because we have good communication. Sometimes I talk to them. They said ‘come to Arsenal, come here’.

“But for me it’s a little more difficult. I have a contract with Shanghai, it’s a little more difficult to leave.

“Willian had finished his contract. I was happy that they got together again. And happy that Willian is happy.

“The most important thing is to be happy, regardless of the place. So I hope they are happy there.”

 

 

Oscar’s heart is with Chelsea

Oscar, 29, has a contract with Shanghai until November 2024 and is keen to see that out before returning to Europe.

Oscar added: “I really want to go back to Europe. [But] not now. At the moment I’m well here in China, I still have my contract here, which I hope to fulfil.

“But the situation is difficult for me to return, it’s a little more complicated for me to get out of here. So I hope to fulfil my contract here calmly and then yes I think about going back to Europe.

“Of course the first club I’d choose if I could go back to Europe is Chelsea, for sure, which is the club that I built a very beautiful story with.

“And when I was a child I watched the Italian league a lot because there were many Brazilians there. So there are some teams from Italy that I like a lot, like Inter, Milan. So I’d think about going to the Italian league if I return one day.”

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