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David Luiz in talks with Real Madrid over move

Reports in England and RMC Sport claim that David Luiz is in talks to swap Chelsea for Real Madrid.

The Brazilian international has been a bit part player at Stamford Bridge this season so far after being involved in a training ground bust-up with boss Antonio Conte, which followed the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Italian side Roma last month.

After reportedly questioning Conte’s tactics during the game, the 30-year-old defender has found time on the pitch hard to come by, seeing Gary Cahill hold down his place alongside Antonio Rudiger.

Real Madrid have endured a tough start to the La Liga season, sitting in fourth behind Atletico Madrid in third and some distance off second placed Valencia and league leaders, Barcelona.

Calls for a shake up have been heard in Madrid based media with Pepe’s decision to leave for Besiktas last summer a key area that needs addressing.

Whilst, Raphael Varane has proved worthy of a place alongside captain Sergio Ramos; some around the club are doubtful and see Luiz as a similar player to former Portuguese centre-back Pepe.

RMC Sport claim that discussions have taken place and that a potential move could be made in January.

Luiz, having played for Chelsea in the Champions League this term – would be cup-tied in that competition, but could play a vital part in helping Los Blancos defend their La Liga crown.

Chelsea paid £34 million to re-sign Luiz from French side Paris Saint Germain last year and the defender helped Conte’s side to a Premier League title.

 

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