The Brazilian press continues to say that David Luiz is going nowhere in the January window.
Yesterday, we had already covered a short story from Globo Esporte, in which the website claimed that the Chelsea board had decided not to let the defender go, regardless of his bad relationship with manager Antonio Conte.
Now UOL brings a new story today, confirming that David Luiz is staying, but with a different version.
They claim that Chelsea have indeed been rejecting approaches for the defender. But the man who told him that he’s staying was not Roman Abramovich, or a Chelsea director… it was Antonio Conte himself.
The manager doesn’t want David Luiz to go because he’s ‘an important piece in the squad’, and personally told him the reasons.
UOL claims that Roman Abramovich, on a different occasion, told the player’s agents that he doesn’t want to sell the player because of the history he has at the club.
And Chelsea would also be afraid of criticism from fans and local press by selling an important player in the middle of a season with Premier League and Champions League being played.
The website says that the fact that Chelsea are facing Barcelona in the Champions League round-of-16 makes the transfer to the Catalan club ‘even more unlikely’, even though we all know that he can’t play for them in the tournament this season in case he makes the move.