Why Jose Mourinho and Chelsea Should Fight to Keep David Luiz

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Why Jose Mourinho and Chelsea Should Fight to Keep David Luiz
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The transfer window is officially open, and the rumours surrounding summer activity at Chelsea are causing quite a stir. Many of them concern signings that would make most fans very happy, such as The Sun's report of Jose Mourinho's long-awaited return and Gazzetta Dello Sport's report (h/t the Daily Mail) that the club is still pursuing Edinson Cavani.

However, there is one that will cause a lot of squeaky bums until it is resolved.

David Luiz has become a cult hero at Stamford Bridge since signing from Benfica in 2011. His positive attitude and dedication to the cause have seen his stock with the fans rise to stratospheric heights, and there are reports from the Daily Star that Roman Abramovich shares the supporters' sentiments.

In normal circumstances, he would be wearing a blue shirt for many years to come. However, this Daily Mail report shows Barcelona have been chasing the defender since March 2012 and they are not yet ready to give up on a deal this summer. 

As of now, The Sun claims Luiz is "flattered" by the interest from the Catalan giants. The Daily Star reports he also has refused to rule out a move in the future. With Express reporting that Mourinho is reportedly ready to sell Luiz to free up further transfer funds, this is an excellent time to remind Chelsea exactly what they will lose if they let him go.

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