Transfer Bin: Chelsea and Barcelona linked with Luiz-Fabregas swap deal

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Chelsea star David Luiz has been mentioned in a potential swap deal for Cesc Fabregas.

In the latest version of HITC’s Transfer Bin feature, we look at something which has been mentioned in a Daily Telegraph report related to the future of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas.

The Spaniard is being frequently linked with moves away from the Nou Camp this summer and the national daily mentions way down in a report on his future, that Jose Mourinho would seemingly be willing to swap David Luiz for the Brazilian.

“Barca also hold a strong interest in Chelsea’s David Luiz and are willing to offer Alex Song as part of a player-plus-cash deal. But Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, would be far more attracted to the prospect of a straight swap for Fabregas,” reports the Telegraph.

Luis Enrique has only just been named as Barcelona’s new manager so it’s doubtful that he’s already made the decision to axe one of his best midfield players.

Fabregas’ doubts over his role at Barcelona seem to be born out of the idea that he’s not going to get the chance to replace Xavi, as he edges ever closer to the age of 30-years-old.

However, Xavi himself is being linked with a Barcelona exit and if that’s something that happens this summer, there’s no way that Enrique will allow Fabregas to walk away from the Catalan giants.

As for David Luiz, it seems clear that Jose Mourinho is willing to let him go, it’s just doubtful whether he can get Fabregas included in the same deal.

Reports this morning have suggested that French giants Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the Brazilian and willing to put a big money offer on the table, which could be more appealing considering how difficult it would be to get Fabregas included in a swap deal.

While Mourinho appears to be willing to let Luiz leave, there is also the realistic chance that he could retain the Brazilian for squad reasons next season.

Mourinho showed his hand several times last season, with a willingness to use a system which is based around having more than one holding midfielder protecting his defence.

Nemanja Matic will be one of those players next season and should Mourinho let John Obi Mikel leave, he’ll need to retain Luiz who he used more in a midfield role towards the end of the last campaign.

Rubbish Rating: While there seems to be an ever increasing chance that Luiz will leave, Fabregas coming the other way in the same deal is difficult to see happening.

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