Relief at the Bridge after Bavarians deny any interest whatsoever in coveted Brazil centre back.
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has ruled out making a move for highly rated Chelsea defender David Luiz this summer, according to reports in Sueddeutsche.
The Uefa Champions League holders have recently been linked with a 40 million euros bid for the Brazil international, whose future at Stamford Bridge has come under question ever since Jose Mourinho returned for a second spell in charge of the Blues.
The self-styled ‘Special One’ has always denied though that the 26-year-old is up for sale in the summer transfer window, a stance the Portuguese also reiterated following speculation in the English press earlier this month suggesting that the central defender could be used in part exchange for Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney.
And now in response to these latest rumours linking Luiz with a big-money move to the Bundesliga champions it has been the turn of Mourinho’s counterpart in Bavaria to come out and pour cold water on the stories, with the former FC Barcelona boss stating that: “He will not come to Munich. The speculation is not true.”
Luiz has been in west London for the past two-and-a-half seasons now, having originally arrived in the capital from Benfica in January 2011 for 25m euros on a four-and-a-half-year deal, during which time the Brazilian has scored 12 goals in 109 matches for the club.