Bayern want David Luiz to swap Stamford Bridge for Bavaria.
Bayern Munich are plotting a £35m bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz, according to the Daily Mirror.
The centre-half was crucial in Brazil’s Confederations Cup win and the Blues hierarchy are reportedly keen for the 26-year-old to play a key role in the club’s long-term future.
But Luiz’s reluctance to rule out the possibility of a move away from Stamford Bridge, following interest from PSG, has convinced the European Champions the big-haired stopper can be prized away from west London this summer.
Some reports in the UK media had suggested returning Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho did not see the former Benfica man as part of his plans but, on the contrary, the Mirror claims the Blues have earmarked Luiz as a long-term successor to John Terry as club captain.
Incoming Bayern boss Pep Guardiola remains keen on Luiz, however, and believes the Selecao star would fit perfectly into his preferred 4-3-3 system.
Reports in Catalan paper Sport on Monday claimed the Spaniard handed instructed the Bavarians’ sporting director Mathias Sammer to sign Luiz this summer and the defender’s brilliant display in the Confederations Cup final win over Spain will only have increased Guardiola’s interest.