Mourinho wants different attitude from Brazilian defender.
New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will consider selling Brazilian defender David Luiz if he does not change his playing style, claim the Daily Express.
The 26-year-old has been at Chelsea since 2011, and has earned a reputation for being something of a risk-taker in defence, often preferring to play an attacking role from the back, but this approach does not traditionally fit in well with how Mourinho likes his teams to play.
The Portuguese tactician is known for his teams being defensively solid, and he is said to be warning Luiz that he will have to adjust his current performances or he will be sold.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with big-money moves for the former Benfica man, and Mourinho appears to have other defensive targets in mind in this summer’s transfer window.
The 50-year-old has been tracking Porto youngster Eliaquim Mangala, and may also raid old club Real Madrid for another promising young defender in Raphael Varane.
Luiz has proved an important part of Chelsea’s team though, with an impressive record of seven goals from the back this season, and his sale may not go down well with many of the club’s supporters.