Massive blow for Chelsea as the imminent departure of key player is confirmed

David Luiz will leave Chelsea at the end of the season as a free agent, this is according to reports.

Luiz is in the final year of his contract with the Chelsea and the club have offered him a one year extension, which he’s reject.

The Blues have a policy of offering  players that are 30 and above one year extension deals, bring Cesc Fabregas also into the same category.

According to The Times , although, Luiz is a key figure for Chelsea’s squad, he will depart the club at the end of the season.

He will be free to speak with any club of his choice as soon as the transfer window is opened in January.

If Luiz leave, it will be a major blow to Sarri, who has advised the club to shove aside this over-30 policy but the brass of the club are not taking it.

Sarri said earlier this month: “I spoke with the club about this one month ago.

“I know very well that it’s not easy, but I think we can do a new deal for both.

“They are very important players for us. It is very difficult to find a centre-back for this level and it is very difficult to find a centre-midfielder technically like Fabregas, so I think they have to stay with us.

“The deal is very difficult for this reason [both players are over 30 years of age]. The club wants a short contract and the players want a long contract

“It is difficult for this reason but I think we can find a solution.”

Fabregas has also been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with AC Milan lurking around to sign him.

For Fabregas, he may not even sign an extension deal with Chelsea even if they put aside the stated policy. He is currently on the fringes of Sarri squad and he could leave in search of regular game time.