Bayern interested in Luiz

Chelsea are preparing themselves for a bid from Bayern Munich for defender David Luiz, according to the Metro.

Pep Guardiola wants the Brazil international to play in the heart of his defence as he aims to retain the league, cup and Champions League in his first season with the club.

The Spaniards former club Barcelona are also reportedly interested in the 26 year old, who the Blues paid £21m to Benfica for two years ago.

Meanwhile, the Express claim that should the transfer happen, the club could potentially move for Luiz’s international teammate Leandro Castan.

The Roma defender made 30 appearances in Serie A last season, with his last game coming in the 1-0 Coppa Italia final defeat to fierce local rivals Lazio.

Elsewhere, the club are lining up a move for Bayern Munich’s holding midfielder Luis Gustavo, the Mirror understands.

Jose he has identified the 26 year old, who is set to see his chances it the Allianz Arena limited following the arrival of Thiago Alcantara, as his top target in that position following reports that he has doubts over John Obi Mikel’s ability to play that role.

Finally, Fulham, Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic are all interested in taking eighteen year old defender Nathan Ake on loan, according to the Daily Star.

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