Bernabeu side see Stamford Bridge defender as ideal Pepe replacement.
Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a summer bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz according to the Daily Express.
The Bernabeu side are readying moves to conduct a major clear-out and will look to Luiz to replace Pepe, who has been left out of Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven in recent weeks and is seemingly a player who’s Real Madrid future is still tenuous regardless of the ‘Special One’s’ imminent departure.
The 26 year old Stamford Bridge favourite has had an excellent season this term and is surely not a player the Blues would be looking to lose this summer but a lot could well depend on probable incoming boss Mourinho, who may have other potential targets lined up.
This source claims Real Madrid would have to fork out near on £30m to sign the Brazilian, who has excelled both at the centre of the Chelsea defence as well as when used in a defensive midfield role, which may actually be a better fit for a player of Luiz’s talents.
Chelsea paid Benfica £22m for Luiz back in January 2011 and after a shaky start to his career at the West London side the rangy performer, who is adept and pushing the play forward though perhaps still a little lax in postional terms, has become a pivotal member of the Roman Abramovich’s squad.
Luiz made a massive 56 starts in all competitions for Chelsea last term.