Paris Saint-Germain
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Sociedad
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Borussia Monchengladbach
Eintracht Frankfurt
6:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Queens Park Rangers
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Miami FC
FC Edmonton
12:00 AM UTC Oct 29, 2016
Game Details
Pumas UNAM
2:00 AM UTC Oct 29, 2016
Game Details
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Pep Guardiola rules out David Luiz bid

Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions Bayern Munich are considering a move for Chelsea defender David Luiz.

David Luiz's big hair has earned the Chelsea player the nickname of Sideshow Bob
Both Bayern and Barcelona have been linked with David Luiz this summer.

Guardiola had indicated earlier this month that Thiago Alcantara would be the club’s final signing of the summer, and the club’s CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, told Sport Bild: "We have two players for every position — this is our squad for next season.”

Nonetheless, Bayern have been linked with a move for Luiz, with Guardiola — who has long been credited with an interest in the Brazil international — reported to be seeking to reinforce his defence after the 4-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Supercup.

The former Barcelona coach, though, insists that is not the case.

“He's not coming to Munich,” he said at the presentation of the Audi Cup pre-season tournament in Munich. “We've got four or five central defenders. There is no truth to the speculation.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has also said there is "no chance" Luiz will be sold.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.