Chelsea FC defender David Luiz’s future at Stamford Bridge seems to be in doubt, following his omission from The Blues’ starting XI against Manchester United, earlier this month.
Following, Chelsea’s 1-0 win over United, Antonio Conte stated that he is unsure regarding the Brazilian’s future at the club.
“He has to work really hard otherwise they are in the bench or in the stand”
the Italian manager stated.
Since the Manchester United game, Luiz has just made one appearance for Chelsea which was against Qarabag in the UEFA Champions League.
On the other hand, Andreas Christensen has taken Luiz’s place in the starting line-up for The Blues and has been featuring regularly for Conte’s side.
According to French outlet RMC Sport; Luiz has held discussions with Madrid and could be on the verge of exiting Chelsea FC in January.
If Luiz does leaves West London for Madrid, then it will be the second time he has left Chelsea FC since 2014. However, the Brazilian will not be able to represent Madrid in the UEFA Champions League this season, if he does sign with the 12-time Champions League winners.
Luiz also missed Chelsea’s latest match against Swansea City this week, due to a knee problem and manager Antonio Conte has said that he does not know for how long the Brazilian will be sidelined with the injury.
“It will be up to the doctor to assess it and take the best decision. I don’t know [how long].”
Antonio Conte said.
Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has also admitted that Real Madrid are looking to sign a new defender and David Luiz seems to be in the discussion and seems like a potential target.
Luiz, on the other hand, also has had his fair share of issues with Antonio Conte, following a fallout between the two after Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to AS Roma, in the UEFA Champions League.