Five Bayern Munich players Chelsea could target for David Luiz

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Bayern Munich will bid £40 million for David Luiz according to latest reports but who could the Blues target in a swap deal?

Various stories earlier in the summer suggested that David Luiz was not suited to Jose Mourinho’s style of play, creating speculation that he could be sold in a big money deal to a variety of large sides.

Bayern Munich seem to have reacted quickly following their defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Super Cup, as they look to sure up their defence, identifying the Brazilian centre back as the man to solidify their back four.

Chelsea would be a little naïve to let the deal happen without trying to get some value in the form of a player coming the other way so who could they target?

Dante

It would make sense for Chelsea to try and get a central defender included in any deal for David Luiz because that’s the position where they are going to be a man short.

Dante is an extremely efficient player on the ball; calm, composed and effective in terms of his defensive job and the role he does playing the ball out from the back.

Bayern would be less willing to have him included in any deal but Chelsea hold all the power in relation to David Luiz.

David Alaba

Alaba is one of the best players from Austria at the moment and a superb full back who could be seen as a long term replacement to Ashley Cole in the current Chelsea first team.

The prospect of signing such a highly rated full back will tempt Jose Mourinho but he has to judge whether he thinks the 21-year-old will be able to offer more at left back than Ryan Bertrand.

Luiz Gustavo

Gustavo is a holding midfielder who Chelsea are strongly linked with at the moment so it makes sense that he would be included in any possible swap deal.

Mourinho has been looking for a holding player to replace John Obi Mikel and Gustavo could be included in a swap deal, because he’s not a first choice midfielder at the German club, making them potentially more willing to let him go.

Toni Kroos

Kroos is an attacking midfielder, very young at 23-years-old and someone who could slot right into the side alongside the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard.

He’s only got two-years left to run on his current contract which means Chelsea can exploit the timing, making Bayern more likely to include him in a swap deal just before the potentially very long process of negotiating a new contract for the player.

Arjen Robben

The Dutch winger could re-join the club and former manager Jose Mourinho and fill a role in the side where there is currently no competition.

Robben could become the primary wide man at Chelsea and he knows the Premier League which is significant. His pace and ability to cut inside onto his left foot, before shooting with deadly accuracy are traits that have made him very famous in the modern game.

Who do you think Chelsea should target from Bayern Munich?

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