Jose Mourinho is planning to offer Chelsea star David Luiz an escape route amidst troubles with Blues boss Antonio Conte.
Mourinho is ready to launch a bid to bring the Brazilian at Manchester United.
Chelsea were struggling to find form especially after an embarrassing defeat against Roma in the Champions League but the Blues are now back-on-track after clinching a crucial 1-0 win over Manchester United to keep their Premier League title hopes alive this season.
The build-up to the game saw Antonio Conte engaging in mind games with Jose Mourinho but the Italian’s reported bust-up with his defender David Luiz has raised eyebrows within the Chelsea hierarchy.
Conte was unhappy at Luiz’s angry reaction when being substituted in the home game against Roma.
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.
In the post-match interviews Conte accentuated that Luiz could face more time on the sidelines if he does not improve his game.
This has now put Luiz’s Chelsea future in doubt and rumours claim that the relationship between the player and manager has taken an ugly turn.
And according to Diario Gol, the Brazilian defender is fed up with life at Stamford Bridge and is keen to make a move away from Stamford Bridge.
FootTheBall understands that Luiz, who came back at Chelsea from PSG last summer out of his love for the club, is angry and feels humiliated because of the manner in which Conte has treated him in recent times.
Reports claim that Mourinho is keeping an eye on Luiz’s situation at Chelsea and is planning to make a move for the Brazilian if possible in January or next summer.
Mourinho worked with Luiz for only one season during his time with the Blues in 2013-14. The Brazilian had earned only 15 starts under the Portuguese, who used him mostly in the midfield and preferred to put John Terry and Gary Cahill as his central-defenders. And at the end of the season Luiz was sold to Ligue 1 giants PSG for a then world-record £50million transfer deal.
At that moment Mourinho had said that Luiz “would not be missed.” Luiz hit back by saying that Mourinho was not “special” to him and had trolled the then Blues boss when PSG had kicked Chelsea out of the Champions League in 2015.
But things have cooled down between them and Mourinho is impressed with Luiz’s improved performances last season, as he came back from PSG to guide Chelsea to Premier League triumph.