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Manchester City have no interest in Luiz, despite reports of £30million bid


Manchester City have no interest in David Luiz.

Roberto Mancini is keen to add another defender to his squad ahead of the 31 August deadline, as he looks for his side to retain the Premier League crown whilst making a telling bid to land the UEFA Champions League. As always, the Italian coach is likely to be backed by his board, but he is finding it difficult to bring in an extra body.

Two bids for Daniel Agger have already been rejected, and his fellow Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel last week signed a new contract at Anfield. Thiago Silva left Milan for Paris St Germain, but latest reports have suggested Mancini has now set his sights on another Brazilian international as the transfer deadline draws ever nearer.

It has been reported that the City boss has made a stunning £30million bid for Luiz, who joined Chelsea from Benfica in a £25million deal back in January 2011. The 25-year-old has established himself as a firm favourite amongst the Stamford Bridge crowd, and he can operate in the heart of the back four or at right fullback.

However, it is believed City have no interest in signing the defender, and are mystified as to where the reports to the contrary emerged from. 

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