Roundup: PSG Superstar to Chelsea Willian following Oscar, Hazard injury update, Luiz the best

Chelsea want Lucas Moura?

French website Le10Sport have made a new surprising claim regarding PSG midfielder Lucas Moura.

With PSG now 80 million euro short of complying with Financial Fair Play rules, pretty much everyone knows the Ligue 1 giants will be selling some big names players in the January transfer window.

The likes of Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, Hatem Ben Arfa and Lucas Moura have all been linked with moves in January.

And, Chelsea reportedly want to take advantage of the fire sale at PSG, to buy Brazilian attacker Lucas Moura.

The former Sao Paulo man has played just 72 minutes of Ligue 1 football this season and looks surplus to requirements.

Willian to leave Chelsea?

According to the reports in France, PSG offered Lucas Moura to Chelsea and the London side did not reject the deal.

Things have reportedly become a little clearer and Chelsea are working out how they can bring Lucas in this January.

Chelsea are now weighing up selling Willian for a high price and buying Lucas Moura for 30 million euros.

Agents close to Chelsea, believe this is a deal Chelsea will try and push through in January.

Willian to follow Oscar to China?

Willian could move to China, much like Oscar did last year.

The Brazilian, who last week captained his country in the 3-1 win over Japan, has played 11 times for Chelsea in the Premier League this season.

Willian is though yet to score a goal for Chelsea in the Premier League.

Whilst Willian is not in the greatest form of his Chelsea career, he is a trusted player for Antonio Conte.

This report feels like PSG attempting to shift on Lucas Moura in any way possible.

In injury news, Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is expected to be fit for the Blues’ Premier League encounter against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, who played and scored in Belgium’s 3-3 draw with Mexico in a friendly last week, picked up a knock in that game.

As a result, Hazard did not play in Belgium’s 1-0 win over Japan in another friendly last night.

However, according to Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws, Hazard only watched the Japan game from the sidelines as a precautionary measure and he is expected to return to action against West Brom at the weekend.

The Belgian is a vital player for Chelsea, having scored three goals and provided four assists in 13 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League champions in the present campaign.

The Blues are currently fourth in the league table with 22 points from 11 games, nine adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Chelsea headed into the international break on the back of a 1-0 win over rivals Manchester United.

Pat Nevin: Why I really admire David luiz, his talent is rare

Pat Nevin has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea defender David Luiz.

The Brazil international has endured something of a tough start to the Premier League season despite playing a key role in their title success last term.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte opted to drop the South American for the visit of Manchester United earlier this month amid talk of a fallout with Luiz.

His replacement Andreas Christensen was impressive as he kept Romelu Lukaku quiet in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over their title rivals.

Luiz returned to Chelsea in the 2016 summer transfer window following a £32m transfer from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian played a key role in their title success alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill to help Chelsea win their second top-flight crown in three seasons.

Former Chelsea winger Nevin described Luiz as a rare breed in Premier League football as the 31-year-old looks to reclaim his starting spot.

“He is precisely the type of footballing defender that I admire and think is all too rare in the British game,” Nevin told Chelsea’s website.

“It was therefore rather annoying that out-of-context comments on a website suggested I was saying he was the cause of some recent under-par performances.

“He is one of my favourite players in world football and I would be hugely miffed if anyone including David thought I had anything but high regard for him then, now or indeed going forward at Chelsea.”

Luiz won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 thanks to his masterful performance in a penalty shootout victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Chelsea signed six players in the summer transfer window to bolster their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

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