David Luiz may look to leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to reports.
Doubts have emerged over the future of Luiz, the defender, just days after his stunning display in Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat of Manchester City.
He helped create N’Golo Kante’s opening goal with a superb long-range pass to Pedro to begin a rare attacking move, before scoring Chelsea’s second to put the result beyond all doubt with a fine header that looped into the far corner of Ederson’s net.
He was also a rock at the heart of Chelsea’s defence, and Luiz been widely praised for his recovery from the horror show he put in when Spurs beat the Blues last month.
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Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, has already made it clear he wants the club to tie Luiz down to a new contract, but Luiz is ready to consider his future if Chelsea refuse to break their over-30s policy for him.
The Stamford Bridge club refuse to offer over-30s players new deals longer than 12 months, and the Mirror says this may force Luiz to look elsewhere.
Luiz’s performance vs Man City
- Tackles – 2
- Clearances – 7
- Blocks – 1
- Aerials Won – 5
- Shots – 1
- Goals – 1
- Touches – 66
- Passes – 49
- Pass Accuracy – 85.7%
With his deal expiring at the end of the season, Luiz can start receiving pre-contract offers from other clubs on New Year’s Day.
Luiz does want to stay at Chelsea, however, admitting so after his display on Saturday.
“We are still talking,” Luiz said when quizzed over a new contract. “Let’s see. Let’s see what the future brings. I love this club, everybody knows I want to stay.”