Di Matteo insists David Luiz will not leave Chelsea

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is adamant that David Luiz is not for sale, insisting the South American will be plying his trade at Stamford Bridge for the forseeable future, Sky Sports have reported.

After playing a huge part in Chelsea’s victorious Champions League campaign, Luiz has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Manchester City. The Premier League champions immediately played down any rumours hinting a Luiz move to the Etihad. Meanwhile, Barcelona are still favourites to grab the 25-year-old for a whopping £30million.

Di Matteo said: “Luiz is part of our future. It’s normal that he’ll get interest because he’s a Brazilian international centre back, there have been no approaches for Luiz and he’s not for sale at any price. It doesn’t concern me, the player will be here for the long term.

Posted on social networking website twitter, Luiz published a photo of himself travelling on his private plane to watch Barcelona play Real Madrid, thus fuelling rumours surrounding the 25-year-old.

I believe we can withstand Barcelona. Personally we don’t feel any pressure from them.” Di Matteo continued. “This club has been very successful in the past. I don’t see why any players would want to leave us for anywhere else. We always compete for trophies. We’re an ambitious club with an ambitious owner. We have great facilities.

“We have a great group of players who over the years have won a lot and still have the hunger to win more.

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