Manchester United reportedly harbour an interest in David Luiz, amid suggestions the Brazilian was used as a makeweight in Chelsea's formal bid for Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea have since denied they offered any players in their approach for Rooney, which was reported to be worth £20 million, but an inclusion of Luiz in hypothetical future proposal could be of interest to Manchester United.

According to The Guardian, Luiz is one of several players on the radar of the Premier League champions, as David Moyes looks to make a signing of note following his arrival at Old Trafford.

Luiz has been linked with a transfer away from Chelsea this summer having enjoyed a breakthrough campaign of sorts last season, with Barcelona reported to be considering an approach for the Brazil international.

Barcelona are keen to recruit another centre-back with Carles Puyol in the twilight of his career, although Luiz may take on a different role were he to join Manchester United rather than the Primera Division winners.

Luiz demonstrated last term that he possessed the ability to play an anchor role in midfield, and was often utilised to good effect in the position by Rafael Benitez during Chelsea's run to Europa League glory.

Manchester United's pursuit of midfield reinforcements has been well-documented, and the versatility of Luiz cold be a key reason why recruiting the 26-year-old is reportedly an appealing prospect to Moyes.

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