Chelsea are ready to offer David Luiz as part of a swap deal to land Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic. As Mirror Sport reported last month, Jose Mourinho is prepared to sell Luiz, and Bayern believe they can see off boss Pep Guardiola's former club Barcelona to grab the £30million-rated Brazil defender. But Mourinho, who will land Atletico Madrid hitman Diego Costa after next weekend's Champions League Final, wants Mandzukic included in any deal. The 27-year-old Croatian is being rendered surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena by the summer arrival of Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski. And with Mourinho seeking two top-class front options after bewailing his lack of a "real striker" this term, the Blues' boss sees the former Dinamo Zagreb and Wolfsburg man as the ideal option. Despite scoring 33 Bundesliga goals in 54 appearance since his £11m move to Bavaria two years ago, Mandzukic does not fit with Guardiola's model.
Chelsea set to transfer David Luiz for Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic plus £15m
Daily Mirror | May 16