David Luiz ready to quit Chelsea

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Chelsea star David Luiz is ready to leave the club in January in order to save his place in Brazil's World Cup squad, reports El Mundo Deportivo.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Chelsea were ready to let Luiz leave Stamford Bridge so long as their €50m valuation was met.

This is in stark contrast to Jose Mourinho's stance in the summer, who flat out refused to entertain the idea of selling the centre-back when Barcelona came calling with a significant bid.

But 13 games in to the season and Luiz has only featured five times in the Premier League and growing concerned that his lack of playing time will see him drop out of Luiz Felipe Scolari's plans for the World Cup.

Luiz claimed in early September that he also rejected Barcelona's interest in his services after they bid £21.5m.

He had said that even if Barcelona did meet Chelsea's valuation, he would have had a hard time leaving west London where he was settled.

But he has failed to force his way in Mourinho's plans with John Terry's reemergence blocking Luiz's route to the team.

The Spanish daily is reporting that there is a growing feeling in Brazil that Luiz will need more playing time if he is to be selected for the World Cup.

With both Bayern Munich and Barcelona retaining an interest in the 26-year-old, Luiz is ready to call time on his Chelsea career should the opportunity arise.

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