Sunday 2nd June – Chelsea daily transfer rumours and news round up
With Jose Mourinho set to take over as the new Chelsea manager, one man could be headed towards the exit door. David Luiz has been a £35million target for Barcelona and Napoli as the Brazilian is likely to be sold by Mourinho but the Chelsea defender refused to talk about his future at Stamford Bridge. Talking ahead of his country’s international friendly against England, the Sun quotes Luiz saying, “I really don’t want to talk about my future. At the moment I am only thinking about the national team.” Barcelona are desperate to strengthen their defence while new Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is keen on a reunion with Luiz in Italy after his successful time in London.
Chelsea have joined the long list of clubs interested in Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas. The Spanish midfielder is ready for crunch talks with manager Tito Vilanova over his future, however, The Daily Mail reports that Neymar’s arrival at Camp Nou has thrown Fabregas’ future in doubt and the Spaniard wants reassurances about his role at the club. Arsenal hold first refusal with a buy-back clause set at £25million which they are unlikely to exercise, leaving the door open for the likes of Chelsea to mount an audacious bid.