Last season's treble winners, Bayern Munich, want to bring David Luiz to the Allianz Arena.
Bayern's new manager, Pep Guardiola, wanted to sign the centre-half when he was in charge at Barcelona. Now, having moved to the European champions, Guardiola is ready to launch a bid on Luiz.
The player has returned to his club, Chelsea, after having a slightly longer summer due to representing his country at the Confederations Cup.
After losing their first competitive game under Guardiola, a 4-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup, the boss is desperate to improve.
Reports claim that the German champions are building a package to send to Chelsea under new boss Jose Mourinho, that could rise to £45m including bonuses.
That would more than double the fee Chelsea paid Benfica for the defender two years ago.
There were rumours that Mourinho was ready to offload Luiz to Manchester United, in a deal that would see Wayne Rooney come to Stamford Bridge, but the Portuguese manager denied it.
Chelsea have stated that the player isn't for sale, but he is becoming unsettled with all the stories about him being linked with a move.
Meanwhile, two former Chelsea players have both finalised a deal to Turkish side Trabzonspor this week. French winger Florent Malouda, 33, was released by Chelsea earlier this summer after not getting a starting place, whilst Jose Bosingwa, 30, had a terrible year at QPR and left the relegated side by mutual contest.
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