It’s no longer news Chelsea have a thin squad as the new Premier League season resumed during the weekend.
With Tiemoue Bakayako out injured and Cesc Fabregas on suspension, Chelsea will visit Spurs on Sunday with N’Golo Kante as the only experienced midfielder, and this has prompted Chelsea to try and sign another midfielder in the central position before the close of the transfer window.
If you’ve observed Chelsea are keen on signing an English player to fill up the void left by Nemanja Matic. Chelsea are trying to improve their homegrown quota which is why the Blues have been linked with the likes of Danny Drinkwater, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley.
Luiz has been tipped to partner Kante in the middle of the park against Tottenham with no other central midfielder available bar academy product Kyle Scott.
Strong reports claim Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater might be the one to make the switch to Stamford Bridge before Sunday’s derby rivalry.
Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has attempted to rule out a transfer ahead of his Leicester side’s trip to face Arsenal on the opening weekend but is increasingly fighting a loose battle to hold onto him with the 27-year-old keen on joining Chelsea.