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David Luiz wants to play striker for Chelsea

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Chelsea defender David Luiz has offered his services as a striker to boss Jose Mourinho in order to help ease the club's on-going striker problems.

Luiz has spent most of his career at centre-back, but recently has been deployed in midfield by Mourinho.

Chelsea have problems up front - with strike trio Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba failing to find the back of the net on a regular basis this term.

Mourinho passed up the chance to sign a striker in the January window, but has hinted that he could land a big-money signing in the summer.

Until then Chelsea will have to make do and challenge for the Premier League title with what they've got  - unless they take up Luiz on his offer.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Mirror, the Chelsea man, who joined from Benfica in 2011, says he doesn't mind where he is played, even if it is up front.

He said: "I want to play football and I want to help the team. It doesn't matter if I play midfield, if I play in defence, if I play as a striker."

When pushed on his hopes of playing as a striker the 26-year-old said: "I hope to one day. The opportunity would be nice."

Before that however Chelsea have the small matter of Galatasaray to contend with in the last 16 of the Champions League - with club legend Didier Drogba leading the line for the Turkish outfit, and after that a Premier League title to be won.

"In the end you will see the truth," he said of the title race, which Chelsea currently lead

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. We will keep working hard with the humility we have. You never know."

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