Chelsea on the brink of announcing exit of sturdy defender

Chelsea have conceded fewer goals this term, compared to their last campaign under Antonio Conte. And the selections in their backline have been a tough spine against opponents.

This term has seen the recall of Brazil international David Luiz who was trimmed from Conte’s team last campaign after a sudden fallout with the Italian.

Luiz has featured in all of Chelsea’s Premier League games this first half of the season and currently face no threats of being toppled. However, Luiz will turn 32 at the end of the season and when that happens, only one thing is certain–he gets to play for just one more season.

Chelsea policy says the club will not offer more than a year’s contract to players above 31. The Blues will extend Luiz stay when his contract runs down at the end of the season. But talks peddling around claim the player could decide to the walk if he doesn’t get the right figures.

According to Italian Tutto Mercato Web, Luiz is not happy with Chelsea’s offer and are reporting that if things don’t get better in the coming months, the Chelsea star could decide to leave for a free.

If there’s any grain of truth in this, it definitely means the Blues will have to dip into the transfer market in the summer or Sarri could decide to finally play Andreas Christensen.