German and European champions Bayern Munich are prepared to bid up to, and over if needs be, £40m in order to sign Chelsea centre-back David Luiz, as new manager Pep Guardiola, believes defence is where his team needs improving.
The ex-Barcelona boss has been busy turning Bayern into his own team and has already made a big summer signing by persuading Thiago Alcantara to join his side rather than Premier League outfit Manchester United, and now the Spanish manager is ready to bid big in order to sign Luiz.
The 26-year-old signed for Chelsea from Portuguese side Benfica for a fee estimated around £25m and has since become a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge, but mega-rich sides across Europe are all weighing up big bids for the Brazilian after he impressed yet again at the Confederations Cup this summer.
Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all interested in the Brazilian centre-back and are all prepared to spend big in order to persuade Chelsea and Jose Mourinho to sell the defender, but the Special One is not interested in any offers that come in.
"The potential is incredible, amazing," Mourinho told reporters, when asked about Luiz. "He always has to play. For me he is a central defender."
Mega-rich French side PSG are seriously weighing up a bid for Luiz amid fears that Thiago Silva could be on his way out to join Spanish giants Barcelona and the Ligue 1 champions are more than willing to meet Chelsea's demands whatever they may be for the Brazilian.
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