- Manchester United may have been boosted in their pursuit of Chelsea’s David Luiz
- The Brazil international has held talks over his future with manager Antonio Conte
- Reports claim Luiz has said he wants his place back or he’ll leave the club
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Manchester United may have been boosted in their rumoured transfer pursuit of David Luiz, who has reportedly informed Chelsea manager Antonio Conte he’ll leave if he doesn’t get back in the team.
The Brazil international has been out of the first-team picture lately, with the Daily Express now claiming he held talks with Conte over his future in a meeting this week.
The Express have also recently linked Luiz with Manchester United, where he could be reunited with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, whose side are looking a little light in defence.
Eric Bailly is out injured at the moment and could be a long-term worry for the Red Devils, while Phil Jones has also missed a few games.
Luiz shone for Chelsea last season and could be a useful addition for a top club if he gets back to his best, with the Express also mentioning interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in his signature.
The 30-year-old is experienced at the top level and may just need a fresh opportunity under a new manager after seemingly losing Conte’s trust this season, despite not obviously doing anything wrong.
It may just be that the impressive form of youngster Andreas Christensen has sealed his fate, with Conte perhaps preferring to look to the future instead of rely on the old guard.
United did succeed in raiding Chelsea during the summer, bringing in key midfielder Nemanja Matic and the Daily Mail are now also linking them with an interest in another Blues star in the form of winger Willian.