The Daily Mail reports that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed speculation linking him with a move for Chelsea centre-back David Luiz.
The widespread speculation centered around the theory that he was searching for a top-class defender to add to his already-impressive squad.
Luiz has been superb for Chelsea since joining from Portuguese side Benfica back in 2011 for £25million, and it was thought that Guardiola was ready to bid up to £40 million in order to sign the Brazilian.
The Spaniard has rubbished those reports however, claiming that his defence is ready for the new season.
Another team rumoured to be interested in the Chelsea centre-back are Guardiola's former club FC Barcelona, who are also weighing up the possibility of bidding up to £40 million for the attack-minded defender.
However it now looks like it is only Barca that are interested in Luiz after Guardiola ruled out making a move for the Blues defender.
Speaking in an interview ahead of the Audi Cup, which takes place in Munich, the Spaniard admitted that his defence was all sorted and the rumours were false.
"He's not coming to Munich," he said.
"We've got four or five central defenders. There is no truth to the speculation."
Guardiola will be looking for improvement from his side after they were soundly defeated 4-2 by rivals Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup final, a result that led to him slapping his new summer signing, Thiago Alcantara.
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