Chelsea Transfer Latest: Star set to leave in January, €35m defender targeted by Barcelona

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates his goal against Aston Villa
Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates his goal against Aston Villa

In the Chelsea Transfer Latest, we bring you stories of two unsettled stars at the club and their probable destination in the upcoming transfer window.


Simon Johnson of The Standard reports that Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is all set to leave the club in January, after failing to get regular game time for the Blues.

Jose Mourinho, despite handing him just four starts to the season, wants to keep him at the club, but the Belgian understands the need of playing regular games in a World Cup year, and hence has decided to jump the ship elsewhere.

Back in November, Chelsea star Eden Hazard dropped a huge bombshell, when he commented on the future of his Chelsea team-mate Kevin De Bruyne, saying it is better for him to leave the club if he is not getting enough game time at Stamford Bridge.

Host of European clubs are interested in signing the former Genk star on loan, but his possible destination could be Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.

Like Bruyne, David Luiz is also unhappy with life at the Bridge under Jose Mourinho. That’s what the press says. That’s why it gives birth to so much speculation about his future.

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates his goal against Aston Villa

We have been reporting the story of Luiz for the last few days and it is the same repeated lines again and again in the Spanish press. The Catalan newspaper Sport has been covering Luiz saga almost each and every day, bordering on the same lines every time.

They believe Barcelona will make a move for the unsettled Chelsea star in January, while Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could be willing to sell him for a fee in the region of €35m. However, the main obstacle for Barcelona could be the presence of Jose Mourinho. The former Real Madrid manager might be reluctant to sell the Brazilian to Barcelona, fears the Catalan press.

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