Chelsea transfer news: David Luiz, Daniele Rugani, Olivier Giroud, Krzysztof Piatek

Maurizio Sarri plans to freshen up his squad at Stamford Bridge

David Luiz Chelsea transfer news
Brazilian central defender David Luiz has impressed for Chelsea this season
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Maurizio Sarri is already drawing up proposals to sign new players in January, reports the Daily Mirror and the Daily Star. Both papers claim 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”.

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.

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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”.

New bid for Rugani?

Sarri will allow Cahill to leave sooner rather than later, says the Mirror, because he wants to make a move for a “centre-back in January after seeing their efforts to sign Juventus star Daniele Rugani fail”.

But The Sun suggests that the Blues could have another crack at persuading the Italian champions to part company with Rugani because his relationship with Juve has “hit the rocks”.

The paper says negotiations between the two parties over a new deal have broken down. As a consequence the 24-year-old Italy international is weighing up his options and the move to Chelsea is one of them.

Giroud to Turkey

Besiktas have made an offer for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to the Turkish press, as the Istanbul outfit look to replace Alvaro Negredo with the French frontman.

Spanish international Negredo left Besiktas for UAE club Al Nassr and the Turks are in dire need of a goalscorer. Giroud hasn’t managed to nail down a regular place in the Chelsea XI since arriving from Arsenal at the start of the year and it’s believed the Blues will accept Besiktas’s offer of £4.5m for the World Cup winner.

Piatek for Giroud?

One reason Chelsea might be willing to let Giroud depart is that Sarri already has a replacement lined up.

Who is it? According to the Italian outlet Calciomercato, it’s Genoa frontman Krzysztof Piatek.

Slapped with a £32m price tag, the 23-year-old has recently attracted interest from Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund but it seems Chelsea are in pole position to land the Poland international.

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