- Brazil international David Luiz is now expected to leave Chelsea at the end of the season
- The Blues are not ready to change their policy on the contract of players above the age of 30
- Even the pleas of Maurizio Sarri was said to have been ignored by the Chelsea board
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly lost the fight with the Blues' chiefs on keeping Brazilian football star David Luiz at Stamford Bridge next year.
The Premier League giants are now on the verge of losing the 31-year-old defender for free when the ongoing season in England comes to an end.
David Luiz's current contract with Chelsea will end next year June, but Maurizio Sarri has been impressed with his performances this season in all competitions and wants him to stay.
But the Daily Express claimed that Chelsea’s new policy on deals for over-30s means David Luiz will exit West London in six months’ time.
The Stanford Bridge landlords are said to have implemented a new strategy where they are only offering one-year extensions to those over the above age limit.
Sarri was said to have tried to change the Blues' policy, but his pleas were ignored according to the report.
David Luiz is not the only player that will face the exit doors as the policy will also affect Spanish star Cesc Fabregas - although there are clubs who want the former Arsenal star next year.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea star David Luiz and Arsenal defender Laurent Koscienly emerged as transfer targets for reigning Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.
Barcelona want one of these two players as back-up for Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen who got injured.
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