Chelsea transfers: Mourinho on Luiz and January window

Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho moves to end speculation linking David Luiz with move away from west London

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David Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has moved to end the speculation linking David Luiz with a transfer away from Chelsea by insisting that his immediate future lies at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian centre-half, who has made just five Premier League starts for the Blues this season, has once again been linked with a move to La Liga champions Barcelona in recent days.

But Mourinho is adamant that the 26-year-old defender will not be going anywhere in the January transfer window.

“His future? He has a long term contract with us,” said Mourinho of Luiz. “At this moment everything is clear. He is our player and we are so happy he is back [from injury].”

The Chelsea boss, whose side host Crystal Palace on Saturday, also played down the chances of the west London side doing any business next month.

“The market is open in January but I don’t think we will be buying or selling,” he said. “At the end of the season Chelsea will be analysing the situation.”

The Blues have been once again linked with a move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

But when asked whether he will sign a new striker in the January transfer window, Mourinho replied bluntly: “I don’t think so.”

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