On Thursday, we covered a story from UOL which revealed the reasons David Luiz isn’t leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window.
The article claimed the club would be afraid of criticism, while Roman Abramovich respects the history the defender has for them.
The most interesting information was about Antonio Conte, who despite having relationship problems with David Luiz, would have told the player that he’s staying because he’s needed for the rest of the season.
On Friday, UOL brought another similar story, which actually sounds quite strange, because one of the writers is the same. And there’s only one big difference from yesterday’s article.
They confirm that Antonio Conte is the one who told David Luiz that he’s staying, but the manager only did that because of Roman Abramovich’s orders.
It’s claimed that David Luiz considered a move out of Chelsea in November after falling out with the manager, but in the end it was the club owner’s wish that prevailed.
Abramovich told Conte about the decision, and even though the manager still prefers Andreas Christensen, he had to speak to the Brazilian and say he’s staying.
The story also said that David Luiz should be available for the weekend’s game against Norwich City, which was later confirmed by Antonio Conte in a press conference on Friday afternoon.