Jose Mourinho is plotting a move to rescue David Luiz from his Chelsea turmoil and take the Brazilian to Manchester United.
Luiz has fallen out with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after he dropped him for the match against United two weeks ago.
The pair had had a bust up after Chelsea were thumped 3-0 in the Champions League at Roma, when in a team meeting Luiz questioned Conte’s tactics.
Brazilian is still angry at what he sees as a humiliation for someone who came back to the club last summer because of his love for Chelsea.
It is understood that Mourinho is monitoring Luiz’s situation at Chelsea closely and is considering a move – possibly even in January
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admitted at full time after the 1-0 win a fortnight ago that he “does not know” whether Luiz will remain part of his long-term plans.
The pair are understood to have fallen out in the wake of the Premier League champions’ 3-0 defeat to Roma last month, when the former Paris Saint-Germain defender questioned his manager’s tactics.
Luiz may now be on his way out of West London next year, as the Daily Express claims that Mourinho – who managed the 30-year-old during their time together at Chelsea – is weighing up a summer move, or maybe even sooner if the opportunity arises.
Mourinho started Luiz 15 times in the Premier League during their one season together in 2013-14, before selling him to PSG at the end of the campaign for £50m.