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After being frozen out of Antonio Conte’s plans last term, Luiz has become a regular starter for Maurizio Sarri this season and played the full 90 minutes of the Blues’ 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday.
Although Chelsea have looked susceptible defensively at times under Sarri’s new system, Luiz has adapted well.
Luiz’s current deal runs out next summer which means he would become a free agent.
But according to The Sun, the west London outfit are ready to abandon their stringent policy over contract extensions for players over 30 by offering Luiz a two-year deal.
The Sun suggests that Luiz could be offered a lucrative contract that could see him earn £125,000 a week.
Sarri has been impressed with the Brazilian defender, as he said: “David has a big future here — he will be very useful for us.
“I don’t know what happened in the past but now he has a good chance.”
And Luiz has been effusive in his praise for his manager.
He said: “First of all he’s a great person, great as a human.
“I believe in this philosophy, and then after that he is a great coach.
“He wants to play with the ball, he wants to play with intensity, to work on the details and to give us all the information he can about the next game and the opponent.
“Every week he tries to make the best plan possible for the exact game and this is great because he is working in the best way for the team, for the collective.
“I think his philosophy to live life is already great because he wants to enjoy every day, he wants to be happy and he wanted to take this opportunity to start one more chapter in his life.
“I think that is one of the most important things in life; when you love to do something, when you’re happy.”
Chelsea’s victory over the Bluebirds ensures they maintained their 100 per cent winning start to the campaign with 15 points picked up from five matches.