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Mourinho wants Mangala to replace Luiz at Chelsea

Incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sees Eliaquim Mangala as a surefire replacement for David Luiz.

The Daily Star Sunday says Chelsea are ready to sell David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic to Barcelona for a combined £40million.

Mangala, 22, is a top transfer target and the Frenchman is regarded as a direct replacement for Luiz.

Luiz, 26, is seen as a liability at the back.

Ivanovic is a fans' favourite for his no-nonsense, consistent displays either at right-back or centre-half.

However, having arrived after the first Mourinho era, the ex-Lokomotiv Moscow man, 29, is now surplus to requirements for Mourinho.

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