Chelsea Braced For £40m Defender Bid

By on July 29, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Bayern Munich are ready to make their move for David Luiz.

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Bayern Munich are ready to step up their interest in Chelsea defender David Luiz and are prepared to pay in excess of £40m for his services, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that Pep Guardiola is keen to add to his defensive options this summer and has identified Luiz as the perfect man to play alongside Brazilian team mate Dante at the back in his new look side.

Luiz’s future at Stamford Bridge has surprisingly come under scrutiny following the arrival of Jose Mourinho this summer and reports have recently linked him with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Chelsea insist Luiz is not for sale and Mourinho did his best to reassure fans he would be keeping hold of the 26-year-old when he said:

‘The potential is incredible, amazing. He [Luiz] always has to play. For me he is a central defender.’ Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Mail

However, rumours of a move refuse to go away and it seems Munich are now ready to fight Barcelona for his signature, with the Mail suggesting the German giants are prepared to pay in excess of £40m to land the afro-haired defender.

Luis has become a real fan-favourite at Stamford Bridge since he joined from Benfica in January 2011 and he signed a new five-year deal 12 months ago, so it would certainly be a shock if he was sold this summer.

The Brazilian is due to return to pre-season training today after being given extended leave after taking part in the Confederations Cup this summer and he’s expected to seek talks to clarify what role he’s to play in Jose Mourinho’s plans this season, so his future could become a lot clearer over the coming days.

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19 Comments

  1. lucky

    July 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Pls jose try and keep our lovely defender david luiz, is one of our great player. And i know dat one day he will be our future skipper.

  2. David

    July 29, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Pls luiz should not be sold for any reason because I don’t trust JT he is an old man he can can finish d job alone with Cahill we need luis he is more than a defender

  3. @kida_bells

    July 29, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Luiz should be sold.. €40million for a defender that is shaky & commits a handful of blunders?? Mehn..that’s cool business

  4. Antonio

    July 29, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Sellin an influencial n a impassable defenda lyk Luiz wil mek fanz al ova d globe 2 hate Jose, a bird in hand is much beta dan 2 in d bush, be wise if u really wana win trophies

  5. alex

    July 29, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Pls dont sell luiz

  6. ivara

    July 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Mou b wise’ no reasonable club il wan 2 sell their best defender’s’ eg PSG refuse 2 sell thiago’ en even barca wouldnt wan 2 sell messi or iniesta’ when we r lookin forward 2 add more debt em quality player and defender’s to our club’ wot makes barca or munich think we cn sell our best defender pls louiz is nt 4 sell @ any price..

  7. Aliyumuktar say

    July 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    No chelsea should not sell luiz if chelsea do dat is more dan a problem i’m sure any club can win chelsea if chelsea sell luiz

  8. solex

    July 29, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Wat i want Jose to do is to compared luiz wit other defeders of EPL.It say u don’t known what u have, ontil u lose it.please jose live him for us we are aware of his great job.

  9. AUSTIN

    July 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Please chelsea dont selldavid luz for my hoo order

  10. robino

    July 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I blive in MOU , if he deems it dat Luiz is to b sold considerg d amount n blivin he hv enouf prowess to replace him let him do sell n get d cash

  11. Eben Obey

    July 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    David is a fantastic man. The happy one will rebrand him. He will pair well with terry, cahil, ivanovic & others. Anyway, all this all rumours. He is a player for mourinho. Terry can’t play all the games.

  12. Avas adunu

    July 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    PLS JOSE SELLING LUIZ WL BRING PROBLEM 2 CHELSEA.HE IS MORE THAN A DEFENDER IS A STRIKER COMPARE HIM WIT TORRES AND U WL KNOW WAT AM TOLKING ABOUT.

  13. safy

    July 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Luis is a player dat every club will like 2 have in their squad so Pls jose, we need him up blus.

  14. godwin moses

    July 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    JOSE pls we chelsea’s fans loves u so much so pls dont disapoint us, luiz is great defender nd he did nt request 4 a move. pls leav him 4 us.

  15. CRUCIAL

    July 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    PLS DNT SELL LUIZ OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  16. Harry Hence

    July 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    M ballack,Meriless,Drogba,Robben,n now David Luis.Dat should not be a mistak 2b repeated.Morinho please take time.

  17. Olivier Marambo

    July 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Jose we don’t need Money, we don’t need a replacement of Luiz, because he will not go anywhere. Jose we love you so so much, and don’t forget that you was been named the Happy One, and you can’t be the Happy One while we fans we are not happy. Think about that Jose, we need you and we need Luiz too, please don’t sell him, or if you sell him you will not finish your Contract, we will put you under presure as we did for Benitez last time.

  18. Maigida Shehu

    July 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I cnt blv this tht Morinho wnts to send luiz out of bridge, bt if he do tht, we had 100% lov fr jose bt wll reduse to 0% i swear.

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