Guardiola denies Luiz interest

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has insisted that he is not considering a bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz, according to the Express.

The former Barcelona boss, who lost his first competitive game in charge of the European Champions to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup on Saturday, has said that he is happy with his current selection of defenders, and that reports linking him with a move for Luiz are not true.

Meanwhile, the Mail Online have reported that Valencia are keen on signing Fernando Torres, as they look to replace Tottenham-bound Roberto Soldado.

The La Liga side are expected to receive around £26m for Soldado, but due to financial constraints can offer no more than £25m for the man Chelsea paid a British record £50m for two and a half years ago.

Torres has largely flattered to deceive since arriving at Stamford Bridge, scoring just thirty-four goals in one hundred and thirty-one games.

The majority of those goals came last season across si competitions, though only eight were scored in the Premier League.

Finally, as the first team squad embarked on their North American tour, Chelsea U21’s eased past non-league Ilkeston 5-1 in a pre-season friendly at the New Manor Ground.