RMC’s claim of talks on a potential David Luiz to Real Madrid transfer has of course made its way to Spain.
The French media outlet went big with the story, but it seemed clear the talks aren’t involving Chelsea right now. Negotiations may have been initiated, but it sounds very much like Luiz’s camp have contacted Real Madrid and asked: ‘Do you fancy it?’
Mundo Deportivo on Wednesday say Luiz could conceivably be back-up for Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane. He’d have to ‘fight’ with Nacho and Vallejo to be third choice, which probably isn’t what he had in mind.
It’s also explained Luiz has several times made an effort to get to Real Madrid, and at 30 years of age ‘could be closer than ever’.
‘The price of the Brazilian would be around €30m’, say Mundo Deportivo, which, considering all this fails to actually involve Chelsea yet, looks like a guess.
Zinedine Zidane may fancy new back-up in central defence, but does he really want a player so prone to transfer rumours and boat rocking as soon as things don’t go his way? Probably not.
Luiz, who may be worried about his place at the World Cup, should perhaps have more realistic transfer targets, if it is his camp pushing for a Chelsea exit.
Or, alternatively, stop chasing rainbows and improve his own situation at Chelsea.