Transfer news: Chelsea to begin early talk for £120,000-a-week solid defender

Hair to stay | Chelsea to offer David Luiz new deal

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Maurizio Sarri is already drawing up proposals to sign new players in January, reports in the Daily Star claims David Luiz is set for a new deal.

The Brazilian defender has impressed the Chelsea gaffer so far this season. The Mirror says the 31-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract, is poised to begin talks over “extending his second spell at the club”.

He made just 16 starts under previous boss Antonio Conte last term and had a fractious relationship with the Italian.

But Luiz, who also missed a number of matches during 2017-18 with a knee injury, has been an integral part of the club’s good form in the League under Sarri, starting all seven games so far.

But the news isn’t so good for Gary Cahill. The Star claims that the England blocker is expected to move on in the new year.

The 32-year-old has seen little action since the arrival of Sarri and apparently, he could go “in January or in the summer when his contract expires”.

The Chelsea coach will make another attempt to add a younger defender either in January or next summer, especially with Cahill departing, but keeping Luiz is also a priority.

The Brazilian currently earns around £120,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge.

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