Chelsea's exuberant Brazilian, David Luiz, has had to deal with constant reports linking him to some of the biggest European outfits this summer.
Meanwhile new Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that the 26-year-old will not be sold, with the Portuguese claiming there is "No chance he is going to leave".
The self-proclaimed 'Special One' was quick to quash reports linking one of his best players to another club, and there should be no surprise why. A key element to a new manager having a successful time at a new club is to have the dressing room on their side - something which Mourinho lost towards the end of his time at Real Madrid.
However, at Chelsea it seems the new boss already has the backing of former players, Frank Lampard and John Terry. Luiz is somewhat a favourite in the Stamford Bridge dressing room, with stories emerging from the west London club that he will be given the captaincy once veteran defender and current captain, Terry, decides it is time to move it on.
The former SL Benfica man, who was bought by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, has enjoyed a mixed career in the Premier League. At times he can be over erratic and rush into challenges with bad timing, in other situations opposition attackers target his poor positioning; he can also choose the wrong time to burst forward - prompting former interim boss, Rafael Benitez, to play the No. 4 in midfield.
Despite this, Luiz remains one of the finest players Chelsea currently have. Despite the vulnerability he can sometimes have, he remains to be an excellent passer of the ball, somewhat a prized asset in modern centre-backs. He also has a burst of flair - another thing that is seen as a bonus for a team's back-line.
Arguments formed that he should be given the nod to play in the defensive midfield role, with the Confederations Cup winner performing brilliantly; earning bundles of plaudits from the media and pundits.
His engaging and likeable personality makes him a perfect candidate to take over as the leader of Chelsea's new young revolution. In a documentary into how Oscar fitted in to his life in London, the curly-haired defender openly spoke about wanting to help new team-mates settle into the squad, city and language.
This openness and willingness to help others in the club have made him a player Chelsea will do everything to keep.
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