Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed that David Luiz has met with the club’s bosses to determine his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian has entered the last month of his contract with the Blues which expires at the end of the season.
Sarri had earlier revealed in December that Chelsea’s consistent unofficial policy of giving players above 30 only one year contracts was what held up David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas’s Chelsea future in the air.
Fabregas has since left the Blues for Monaco, and it looked the case with Luiz also until Sarri confirmed in his post-match press conference against Eintracht Frankfurt that the 32-year-old and his representatives recently held talks with the club over an extension.
“I don’t know on David Luiz, I know that he had a meeting four or five days ago, but then my mind was on this match,” said Sarri.
“I didn’t ask him the result of it.”
David Luiz’s departure could be a big blow to the Italian as he’s a vital cog in Sarri’s footballing philosophy A.K.A the Sarri-Ball.
The Brazilian also reciprocated the sentiment in a recent interview where he went on to that say Sarribaall is the way “football is meant to be played”
‘I think he has already done amazing as in the past people were saying ‘Chelsea don’t control the game, Chelsea don’t play with a lot of the ball, Chelsea just plays counter-attacks’ everyone was criticising Chelsea.
‘Now we control the games and sometimes they criticise us because we don’t win the game with a lot of possession. I think his philosophy is amazing, it’s trying to play football.
‘This takes time and we are trying to improve as soon as possible. It’s the way I love football, the way I enjoy football not just playing but watching and I think I love his philosophy.’
So, in the end, it boils down to Maurizio Sarri’s persuasive powers and if he can sway the club’s hierarchy against their usual protocol or at least make an exception for Luiz.