Chelsea make £30m bid for former defender David Luiz – Sky sources


David Luiz could be set for a stunning return to Chelsea with the Premier League club offering £30m plus add-ons to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sky sources.

The 29-year-old Brazilian left Stamford Bridge for France two years ago in a £50m deal which was a world record fee for a defender.

But with just a day to go until Transfer Deadline Day, Sky Sports News HQ understands discussions are ongoing with Luiz reportedly keen on a return to west London.

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made it clear a centre-back was top of his priority list with moves for Alessio Romagnoli at AC Milan and Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli falling through so far.

Sky in Italy reported last week that Chelsea’s £30m bid for Romagnoli was rejected, and that there was a “90 per cent” chance of Koulibaly not moving to Conte’s team.

Chelsea first purchased Luiz in January 2011 from Benfica for £21m.

In his three-year stay in west London, Luiz made 143 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring 12 goals.