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David Luiz, Chelsea's buccaneering centre-back, is a £40 million target for Bayern Munich.
In what is titled a "World Exclusive," The Sun's Shaun Custis claims Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is ready to spend big in a bid to prise the Brazilian away from Stamford Bridge.
The Sun claims Guardiola had his eyes trained on Luiz while he was in charge of Barcelona, and his year out of management has not dampened his enthusiasm. Custis claims Guardiola "put out feelers" while Luiz was on Confederations Cup duty earlier this summer.
Bayern lost to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup this past weekend. Following that performance, a Sun insider was quoted as saying: "The performance exposed some weaknesses that Pep believes could be sorted out by bringing in Luiz."
Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica late in the winter 2011 transfer window. He made a positive early impression and has continued to put in spectacular performances, but he has also been criticised for some defensive lapses.
The defender was linked with a move away from Chelsea earlier in the summer, but Blues boss Jose Mourinho played the reports down. Luiz joined his Chelsea teammates for preseason training last week.