The Express are reporting that Mourinho has told the Brazilian defender that he needs to keep the ball more, otherwise he risks being sold this summer. Rumours have circulated that Mourinho isn’t a fan of Luiz’s erratic style of defending, and is preparing to sell the 26-year-old.
Luiz is just a number of players who are rumoured to be in danger of being sold by Mourinho, in a list that includes Oscar, Juan Mata and John Obi Mikel.
Chelsea’s Brazilian defender is on international duty with Brazil, who are set to start their Confederations Cup campaign against Japan on the 15th June, as the country host the tournament. This means that Mourinho won’t be able to speak to some of his players until the club start their pre-season of Asia in July.
The Portuguese manager will also hold similar discussions with Fernando Torres, who has been rumoured to be included in part of a deal to bring Napoli’s Edinson Cavani to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho is looking to re-shape his new Chelsea squad, and isn’t afraid of making dramatic changes at the club, where he won back-to-back Premier League titles in his first spell in charge.
Would Luiz fit Mourinho’s style of play? Should the defender be given a chance to prove he can first?
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