Chelsea Star David Luiz Lined Up By Arsene Wenger In £30M Move
Wenger is desperate to bolster his defence and is eyeing to launch a sensational a £30m bid for the out-of-favour Chelsea star in the January transfer window.
Conte was unhappy at Luiz’s angry reaction when being substituted in the home game against Roma in the Champions League.
The Brazilian then criticised his manager for his tactics in their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Roma at the Stadio Olympico – which led to a bust-up between Luiz and Conte.
The Italian then axed Luiz for the Premier League clash with Man Utd and his decision worked wonders as Andreas Christensen displayed sublime form which helped the Blues to clinch all the three points against the Red Devils.
Since then the Brazilian has made just one appearance – in their Champions League win over Qarabag.
And since then, although he picked up a few injuries, Luiz has lost his place in the first-team to home-grown star Andreas Christensen.
However, Blues boss Antonio Conte has insisted that the Brazilian’s absence is only due to a knee injury.
But the Italian boss has already set an example with his axing of Spanish striker Diego Costa – who moved to his former club Atletico Madrid in the summer after being dumped via text by his manager – that there is no place for players who raise doubts over his tactics and philosophy.
Luiz has been heavily linked with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona after falling out with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in November and now it is being said that Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are also monitoring the availability of the Brazilian defender.
According to Daily Star, Chelsea are willing to listen to offers in the region of £30m they splurged to bring back Luiz from PSG in August 2016.
However, it is being said that wages could be a stumbling block for Wenger – with Luiz taking home around £6m a year at Stamford Bridge.
But it is being said that Wenger is desperate to strengthen his back-line in order to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
Recent reports claim that Wenger is also considering making a move for Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany, if current league leaders Manchester City return with an offer for Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez in January.