Report: Chelsea defender David Luiz rejects offer from Qatar club
Chelsea defender David Luiz is reportedly in ongoing talks about a new contract at Stamford Bridge and has even turned down offers elsewhere.
The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer with the Blues as it stands and his exit could leave the club in trouble defensively if the transfer ban is upheld.
According to the Evening Standard, the Brazilian has rejected a £220,000-a-week deal from a club in Qatar and has also turned down Brazilian outfit Palmeiras after an approach.
It is understood the centre-back wants to continue playing in Europe and he recently explained he’s intending on extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.
The report details that talks with Chelsea about a new deal are still taking place and he wants a two-year contract, but the club currently only want to give a 12-month extension.
Luiz, who is currently on £120,000-a-week (Spotrac), has been a regular in Maurizio Sarri’s side this season and made 39 appearances across all competitions.
The ball-playing defender is vital in the way he passes out from the back and has to be one of the best long-range passers in the Premier League.
It may be time for Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to form a partnership in the heart of defence next year, but Luiz’s experience is vital and at times he can still be a rock in defence.