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.