Kalas, Omeruo, can profit from Chelsea's Luiz sale

David Luiz

David Luiz is linked with an exit from Chelsea, and there could be two players who are hoping that's the case.

Brazilian centre-back David Luiz continues to be linked away from Chelsea, with Bayern Munich claimed to be interested along with Barcelona in his services.

PSG also are said to hold an interest in bringing him to partner international colleague Thiago Silva in their defence, leaving the Blues with a decision to make this summer.

They have already tied John Terry down to a new contract extension, and have Kurt Zouma coming in, but apart from Gary Cahill, it could be argued the specialist centre-back options end there.

There are two players who may be hoping Luiz will move on, to smooth their own paths to the first team.

They are Tomas Kalas and Kenneth Omeruo, two players on the cusp of the first team who will hope to make big strides in 2014/15.

Omeruo began last season as the brightest prospect of the two, after an impressive loan spell in Holland a year ago.

The Nigerian international's progress was set back by a knee injury, which effectively meant his Chelsea hopes were over for the season, and he was sent on loan to Championship side Middlesbrough.

The 20-year-old made 14 appearances for the club, becoming a regular in the side, and earning his place in Nigeria's provisional squad for World Cup.

Czech defender Tomas Kalas turned 21 this week, and has reached the point where he is already earned the trust of Jose Mourinho.

His impressive debut at Anfield against the daunting Sturridge and Suarez was as assured as they come, and proved he is ready 'now', and Chelsea do not need to buy a centre-back if Luiz departs.

It will be a temptation for the Blues, but given the talent in their squad, it's time to allow one of Kalas and Omeruo the opportunity to step up, and spur the rest of their young guns on in the process.

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