German’s determined to land Blues stopper.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are reportedly preparing a player plus cash deal that would see them beat Barcelona to the signature of Chelsea defender David Luiz with striker Mario Mandzukic heading to Stamford Bridge, according to the Metro.
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Luiz looks to have come to the end of his time with the West London club this summer after he failed to hold down a regular spot in the club’s starting XI, either in the centre of defence or in a defensive midfield role.
Barca are known admirers of the unorthodox Brazilian, but despite reportedly preparing a £32m offer, could be pipped to his signature by former boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern who are willing to send Mandzukic in the other direction, according to Bild.
The Blues are looking to bolster their attacking options next season after Jose Mourinho’s regular comments suggested that he had been unhappy with his strikers.
The future’s of forward trio Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o have all come into doubt, with the latter set to be let go in the coming weeks as he is out of contract.
Chelsea are already rumoured to be locked in talks to secure the signature of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, but Mourinho is keen to strengthen further in a bid to win the Premier League title back from Manchester City.
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