Antonio Conte has made no secret of his desire to add more defensive options to his Chelsea squad before the transfer window closes and it appears he’s stumped for a familiar face to fill his need.
News emerged late on Deadline Day-eve that the Blues were in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain to bring David Luiz back to Stamford Bridge.
The latest odds have Luiz at evens to make a sensational return to Chelsea.
As something of a cult figure during his previous stint at the club, reports that the west Londoners have bid around £30m for their former defender naturally caused a stir on Twitter.
Here’s the best of that reaction:
We like to think this Blues fan was so outraged with the deal that he forgot how to construct sentences by the end of his tweet
So #PSG want £40m for David Luiz while Napoli is asking for just £50m for their defender who can defend his life and more younger…..
— 100%Chelsea (@AboutChelsea_fc) August 31, 2016
There was the rudimentary Sideshow Bob references:
David Luiz trying to find his way back to Stamford Bridge… pic.twitter.com/X60kbnzIXe
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) August 30, 2016
While it appears Luiz has lost none of his ability to cause chaos while in France
David Luiz’s last PSG appearance (in 3-1 loss at Monaco): conceded penalty, taken off on 62 minutes, 2/10 from L’Equipe.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) August 30, 2016
Some people felt the move could work out
David Luiz makes more sense for Conte than Emery.
— reverse_ball (@reverse_ball) August 31, 2016
While there will be plenty more opportunity for comedy moments like this should the deal go through
Throwback to when David Luiz lined up for one of his long free-kicks but Eden Hazard wasn’t having any of it…😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/vvgauxqRHM
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) August 30, 2016
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.