Paris Saint-Germain are considering the sale of David Luiz after former club Chelsea tabled a substantial offer to take the defender back to Stamford Bridge.
Luiz moved to the Parc des Princes in the summer of 2014 in a £50 million deal from Chelsea, and won nine trophies as part of a team that completed two consecutive domestic clean sweeps under former boss Laurent Blanc’s leadership.
He has started all four of the French champions’ competitive fixtures so far this season. But Le Parisien reported earlier this month that new coach Unai Emery told the Brazil international that he is no longer guaranteed a starting role.
Captain Thiago Silva is back in training and expected to be available after the international break, while Marquinhos has returned after a successful Olympic campaign with Brazil in Rio de Janeiro and is available once again. Both figure ahead of Luiz in Emery’s reported pecking order.
Chelsea’s offer for the 29-year-old, reported to be around £35m, has been rejected by PSG, but talks between the two clubs are continuing as the sale is being given serious consideration by the French club, who had previously decided that their transfer business was over.