Inter to rival Chelsea and Spurs for Oscar

Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has revealed Italian side Inter Milan have made an enquiry regarding Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur target Oscar.

Highly rated midfielder Oscar has become one of the most sought after players in Europe this summer with the Blues said to be edging ahead in the race to capture his signature.

The players agent claimed the European Champions has submitted a 25million euro (£19.8m) bid whilst new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is also mulling over making an offer.

However Luigi maintains they’ve yet to receive any formal approaches for the 20-year-old but confirmed reports that Serie A giants Inter had asked about his availability for 20million euro (£15.7m).

He was unimpressed by the proposal, telling Radio Gaucha: “We received an email today, but it’s a long way off being done.

“The proposal wasn’t as good as expected. We think Oscar is worth more than €20million.

“It wasn’t an offer; it was more like an enquiry. We are only saying that the numbers have to change.”

Oscar has won six international caps and will represent his country at the 2012 Olympics in London next month is expected to leave his club side in the close season.

Roberto Di Matteo is desperate to the former Sao Paolo ace to Stamford Bridge as a long-term replacement for 33-year-old Frank Lampard who has been linked with a move to MLS side LA Galaxy.

Meanwhile, Villas-Boas is set to pull out of the race  and focus his efforts on bringing a goalkeeper to White Hart Lane with Lyon shot stopper Hugo Lloris now in his sights.

The Portuguese tactician wanted Oscar to fill the void that will be left by Luka Modric with Real Madrid poised to snatch the Croatian international and views new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson as the perfect man to replace him.