Chelsea have chosen they will loan David Luiz out in January but will not allow him to join a Premier League rival, as per reports.
The Brazilian was dumped from Antonio Conte’s team after a massive defeat to Roma in the Champions League at the ending of October and has not performed in the Premier League since.
Luiz has been bringing interest in the meantime, however, with Arsenal gradually linked with a transfer – through the Express rumour that Chelsea will not allow him to go to north London.
Luiz’s relationship with Conte has divided down to such an amount that the Blues are actively looking to let the centre-back go in January, even if only on loan.
Arsene Wenger is in demand of more security and meeting at centre-back and was following Luiz, while Manchester United have also been credited with energy.
But Chelsea would prefer not to deal with English teams and are sounding out foreign lovers, with Juventus a potential target.
Conte is happy to let Luiz leave and Chelsea’s determination to back their coach is a significant victory, with the Brazilian one of owner Roman Abramovich’s few favourites among the team.
He has lost his spot to the critical Andreas Christensen, while Antonio Rudiger has also come into the back three lately, with Chelsea well stocked in that department.