Italian Serie A outfit Napoli are believed to want to sign out of favour Chelsea centre-back David Luiz this summer according to reports from talkSPORT.

The 31-year-old former Brazilian international defender is rumoured to be set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after falling out with Blues boss Antonio Conte.

Luiz is out of contract at The Bridge next summer and with the player far from assured a place in the Chelsea starting XI, he is likely to be sold on to make way for potential new arrivals.

It has now been reported that newly-appointed Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is an admirer of Luiz and the Italian would like to take the former UEFA Champions League winner to the Stadio San Paulo. The Little Donkeys finished just four points behind title-winners Juventus this season and Luiz’s experience could be welcomed by the Italian club.

Luiz made just 17 appearances for Chelsea in 2017/2018 with the player rumoured to have had a disagreement with manager Conte in early November. The centre-back barely featured for The Blues after that alleged incident and was said to have missed the second half of the season with both knee and ankle injuries.

It is thought that Luiz has now returned to fitness and he will be ready and raring to go for the new campaign whether that be with Chelsea or another club.

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