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Etihad Stadium side keen on Stamford Bridge centre back.
Italian source Mercato365 are reporting that Man City are ready to make a move for Chelsea defender David Luiz as Roberto Mancini looks to beef up his Etihad Stadium side’s defence.
It seems that Mancini is very keen to start his summer spending even though he clearly possesses a strong squad. However he doesn’t have all that many central defensive options in his current Man City squad so perhaps a move for a new centre-back is a necessity though forking out £35m for a player who would presumably struggle to break the pairing of Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott, who last term formed perhaps the most reliable partnership in the Premier League.
Chelsea have done a fair amount of spending themselves this summer and it seems highly unlikely that Blues owner Roman Abramovich would consider selling Luiz to a Premier League rival, that said £35m is a fairly hefty offer and far in excess of the £21m the West London club pair Benfica for the Brazilian 18 months ago.
25 year old Luiz has become something of a fan’s favourite at Stamford Bridge, with the amiable defender always playing with a smile on his face and being one of the player’s who helped drive Chelsea to a Champions League triumph last term.
Luiz has notched up 53 appearances since signing for Chelsea in January 2011, securing FA Cup and Champions League winners medals along the way.
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