PSG make move for Luiz as defender's Chelsea future unclear
Chelsea defender David Luiz is set to be the subject of Paris Saint-Germain”s new manager Laurent Blanc”s first bid after the former World Cup winner is unveiled as the new coach at the French champions.
The Brazil international has reportedly caught the eye of European giants Barcelona since making the move to Chelsea in 2011 but now PSG are willing to test the Londoner”s resolve as the big-money spenders in Paris look to add more star power to their squad.
The Ligue 1 champions would pair Luiz up with his international team-mate Thiago Silva in the centre of defence and Chelsea may be illing to listen to offers for the player as it is unclear whether new boss Jose Mourinho trusts the 26 year old as a midfielder or in the defensive line.
Luiz has been impressing at the Confederations Cup in his home country over the last week but suffered a broken nose in the win over Mexico and pulled up with a dead leg in Saturday”s 4-2 win over Italy.
Luiz has made 109 appearances for Chelsea since signing from Portuguese side Benfica and has become a fan favourite but that will have little bearing on Mourinho”s decision making should he want to replace Most plant-based foods, such as oatmeal and beans, contain both soluble and insoluble buy-detox.com . the player who has yet to nail down a position at the club, sharing time at both centre-back and in midfield.
For his part, Luiz has spoken of his desire to remain at the London club where he has enjoyed success in the Champions League and Europa League saying that his focus is now on claiming the club”s first Premier League championship since 2010.
“We need to win titles,” Luiz said at the end of the season in which they finished third, 14 points off champions Manchester United. “This is a big club. Always you have the opportunity to play big games, play important competitions, so next year Chelsea want more Europe titles, want the Premier League, want everything.
“The team has a lot of quality that”s why we won two big trophies in two years. The Premier League this season was a little bit bad, I think this team has a lot of quality for the Premier League next year.”
The fate of Luiz could be the first clash between Mourinho and the Chelsea top brass as the club”s hierarchy view the Brazilian as a future club captain while the manager may see him as a saleable player should he be able to make all his desired moves in the transfer market.