The Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has confirmed that he does not expect the defender David Luiz to be sold by the club in the remaining few days of the transfer window. The Brazilian international David Luiz has become subject to intense transfer rumours in the last few days.

He was initially linked with a move to Manchester city for around £ 30 million, but the Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini recently confirmed that there is no truth in the story whatsoever. The player was a £ 20 million signing from Benfica 18 months ago and he has become one of the best defenders in England during this period.

David Luiz has already been hugely successful in his short spell at Stamford bridge. He has lifted the Champions League and FA Cup title last season. Even though Chelsea have made a number of signings in the attacking areas of the pitch, they have made no major signings in the defensive side of things. As a result, it is highly unlikely that David Luiz will be sold with only a few days of transfer activity remaining. Barcelona have become the latest club to be linked with the player.

“David Luiz is part of our long-term future here. It’s normal that he gets interest. It doesn’t concern me. I think the player will be here in the long term. If you look at the profile of the players that come in you are looking at players who will be here for the next four or five years. They are all very young players. You are looking for them to be the platform for the future of this club. I don’t expect a revolution or anything like that,” said Roberto di Matteo regarding the future of David Luiz and the club’s transfer policy this season.

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