Paris St-Germain are considering a £41.5 million offer for Chelsea midfielder Oscar ahead of the World Cup.

PSG could face competition for the Brazil international, with Barcelona and Monaco also weighing up offers. Barcelona are already lining up David Luiz as a potential replacement for Carles Puyol, who is leaving the Spanish club this summer, and could bid around £25 million for the central defender.

PSG’s interest in Oscar is strong but it remains to be seen whether an official bid is lodged in the next few months and whether Chelsea – who beat Tottenham 4-0 on Saturday night – could be tempted to sell the 22-year-old, who joined from the Brazilian club Internacional in July 2012 for £25 million.

Oscar has three years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, where he has been a significant success, and is also set to be Brazil’s playmaker in this summer’s World Cup. It is understood PSG scouts have been watching him closely in recent weeks, although to accommodate him they would have to move on one of their non-EU players.

Jose Mourinho has demonstrated this season how highly he values Oscar, building his attacking triumvirate around him, Eden Hazard and Willian. and selling Juan Mata to Manchester United for £37.1 million in January.

If a deal is to be struck, it would have to be agreed before the World Cup finals kick off in early June. It would take an offer of more than £40  million to have any hope that it would tempt Chelsea to enter into negotiations.