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Real Madrid target Chelsea star

Real Madrid are targeting a January move for Chelsea’s out-of-favour defender David Luiz, report the Daily Mail.

The 30-year-old’s relationship with his manager Antonio Conte has deteriorated ever since he reacted angrily to being substituted during his sides 3-0 Champions League defeat to Roma in October.

Luiz has subsequently been left out of Chelsea’s last three Premier League games against Man United, West Brom and Liverpool.

The talented defender is in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, having rejoined the club from PSG in the summer of 2015.

He was one of Chelsea’s best players last season as they won the Premier League, and seemed to have matured into a world-class defender.

His falling out with Conte however, is so severe, that he is considering leaving London again in January in order to secure first-team football to increase his chances of being selected by Brazil for next years World Cup in Russia.

Real manager Zinidine Zidane is eager to strengthen his struggling side, and with Luiz approaching his 31st birthday and only having 18 months left on his Chelsea contract, the Spanish side will fancy getting their man for a cut-price fee.

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