Football transfer rumours: David Luiz to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid?

Today’s tell-all is getting, is getting, is getting kind of hectic

David Luiz remains in Antonio Conte’s bad books, having reacted badly to being substituted during Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League in October. The Brazilian appeared to eff and jeff in his manager’s direction after seeing his number hoisted by the fourth official and has played in only four of Chelsea’s eight matches since.

Reports on Wednesday suggest that Real Madrid are monitoring the breakdown in relations between player and manager with interest and could try to sign the Brazilian in January. David Luiz has been ruled out of Chelsea’s match against Swansea City on Wednesday evening with a knee injury, while his manager says the club hierarchy have not yet spoken to him about his transfer needs for the next window. “I think about this topic but it is better if my club ask me what I need to catch them up and then I will answer, but in a private way,” said Conte, who was left frustrated by Chelsea’s dealings in the transfer market during the close season.

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