Madrid ‘keeping tabs on Chelsea star Luiz’

Madrid ‘keeping tabs on Chelsea star Luiz’


Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Chelsea star David Luiz as a potential replacement for Pepe should he leave the Spanish giants in the summer.

The Portuguese defender has been subject of interest from Manchester City who as said to be considering an offer of around £20 million.

And according to the Daily Express, Madrid would act swiftly to replace him with Luiz, who played a key role in Chelsea’s Europe League success.

Pepe, who had a high profile falling out with Jose Mourinho over the manager’s decision to drop club legend Iker Casillas, has found himself out in the cold in recent weeks, due to the form of Madrid’s young central defender Raphael Varane.

It is thought Pepe has decided he wants a new challenge, and could follow his manager out of the Bernabeu in the summer.

Chelsea would be reluctant to part with Luiz, 26, although a bid of around £30 million may tempt them.