Chelsea former midfielder keen on to play at Stamford Bridge once again

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar says he would like to finish his playing career at Stamford Bridge in spite of leaving back in 2017.

The Brazilian star spent five years in the British capital, making more than 150 appearances and netting 21 Premier League goals before moving to China.

Oscar signed for Shanghai SIPG back in 2017 for around £60 million in a surprise transfer, but he still holds the west Londoners close to his heart, revealing that he has ambitions to return before his career comes to an end.

He told TalkSPORT in an interview: “I think about finishing at Chelsea because I had good times before at Chelsea.

“Chelsea helped me a lot to improve and to do what I always dreamed [of], which was to play in the Champions League and they helped me to play in the World Cup and to win the Premier League.

“I have a lot of friends at Chelsea. If I have a chance to finish my career at Chelsea, it’s a dream for me.”

Elsewhere, France U21 and RB Leipzig’s central defender Ibrahima Konate has reportedly emerged as a possible target for Chelsea to reinforce the backline this summer.

But the Blues will face stern competition from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, according to a recent report by the Evening Standard.

Konate allegedly has a €45m buy-out clause, so Thomas Tuchel’s side could surely make a play and provide a more enticing destination than the Gunners, who have been struggling this season.