Barcelona keeping tabs on Internacional's Oscar - report

The Brazilian youngster is one of the most promising prospects in South America and the European champions are closely monitoring his progress
Highly-rated young midfielder Oscar has caught the attention of Spanish champions Barcelona with his superb performances for Internacional and Brazil's under-20 side in the past few months, publication Sport reports.

The Camp Nou giants are keeping tabs on a number of emerging talents as they prepare for the future, and reportedly see the 19-year-old as a potential long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta.

President Sandro Rosell recently met with an Internacional delegation during his visit to Brazil and asked to be informed when any other clubs make an approach for the player, who has a contract until 2015 with a minimum fee release clause inserted of €30 million.

Oscar started his professional career with Sao Paulo, but moved to Internacional in June 2010. He has since become a first-team regular at the 2010 Copa Libertadores winners, and he is expected to feature at the Fifa under-20 World Cup in Colombia from July 29 until August 20.

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