Oscar: I’m happy at Chelsea

The Brazil international has started 24 of Chelsea’s 32 Premier League games this season but has been substituted in 18 of them.

And a newspaper report on Thursday claimed Jose Mourinho is ready to listen to offers for the midfielder, who cost an estimated ??25m when he was bought from Internacional in the summer of 2012.

But in an interview ahead of this weekend’s featured live game against Manchester United, Oscar made it clear he sees his future at Stamford Bridge.

“I’m very happy here,” he said. “I get along with everyone, and the club shows its praise towards me. Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world, so I don’t see why I would think of leaving.

“I’m very happy with Chelsea’s season so far and happy with my own performance as well, but I do think I could have contributed more to the team.

“There are different tactics depending on the opponents we face, and we respect the manager’s choices. Sometimes I’ve ended up not playing the entire match, but I’m doing my best to fulfil my role.”

Chelsea go into the United game on the verge of a fourth Premier League title – eight points ahead of their visitors and seven ahead of second-placed Arsenal with just six matches to play.

But Oscar said: “It seems easy, but it’s definitely not. We face United and then Arsenal, and those will be like two finals for us. After those we will have a clearer idea of how close we are from the title.

“We will certainly fight until the end of the season, but we hope we can be the champions as soon as possible.”