It’s a rumour that won’t seem to die away in the Football Transfer Tavern and once again Shuan Curtis from The Sun arrives to report that Bayern Munich are preparing a £40million offer for Chelsea’s David Luiz.
Curtis explains that new Bayern boss wanted to sign the 26-year-old Brazilian when he was at Barcelona and now having moved to Germany he is keen to bring the former Benfica man to the Champions League holders.
Luiz has returned to pre-season under new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge but after watching his side fall 4-2 in the German Super Cup on Saturday to rivals Borussia Dortmund Guardiola is worried about some defensive inefficiencies with the current side.
An insider revealed: “The performance exposed some weaknesses that Pep believes could be sorted out by bringing in Luiz.”
Curtis tells interested punters that Bayern are putting together a financial package that could increase to £45m, including add-ons and that would represent a huge profit for the Blues who only paid £21m to Benfica two-years ago.
Ever since his appointment at SW6, there have been rumours around the tavern that the new gaffer is unsure where Luiz, despite an impressive campaign for the Blues last season, fits into his strict system.
Chelsea insist that Luiz is not for sale but the player is reportedly unsettled by reports of Mourinho’s reservations over his style of play and he could now be available at the right price.