Chelsea’s David Luiz is the latest Premier League player to be linked with Paris Saint Germain.
Despite the French Champions being without a coach, Luiz is right at the top of their shopping list.
With Monaco’s promotion from Ligue 2 and subsequent extravagant spending this summer, PSG feel they need to add further dimensions to their already glittering squad.
Rumours persisted last year that Luiz was a front runner to don the captaincy at Stamford Bridge once the likes of John Terry and Frank Lampard retired, however new manager Jose Mourinho has other ideas.
Reportedly Mourinho isn’t sure whether the former Benfica defender can be trusted to operate under his strict regime. Despite his versatility Mourinho is unconvinced Luiz is good enough to operate in midfield, whilst his style of play doesn’t fit the Mourinho mold of a defender.
Chelsea’s new manager didn’t quell this suggestions in his first press conference at the club and rumours of Luiz’s exit are yet to go away.
Brazilian centre back pairing
The French giants are willing to cover what Chelsea paid for Luiz back in 2011, with the prospect of an all Brazilian centre-half partnership an attractive one.
Despite his injury problems, Silva excelled in his first year at PSG and is regarded by many as the best centre-half in world football.
The club’s technical director Leonardo, a former Brazilian international, will have no doubt had some say on this potential deal.
PSG have been relatively quiet this summer so far, however have been linked with numerous world-class players including Gareth Bale and Edison Cavani.