It appears that this one really does have legs, incredible!
BREAKING: @ChelseaFC make bid of over £30m for defender @DavidLuiz_4. More here: https://t.co/gT4XPP4pwp #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 30, 2016
Can confirm £30m+ @ChelseaFC bid for David Luiz and discussions ongoing - player thought to be keen on a return
— Jim White (@JimWhite) August 30, 2016
If you thought Manchester United breaking their transfer record to secure the signing of Paul Pogba for the second time was funny, then wait until you hear what The Daily Mail think is going on at Chelsea...
Here we are, in the year 2016, and David Luiz has reportedly been the subject of a £32m bid from the club that let him leave for PSG after the 2014 World Cup.
The article is very thin in terms of details, which initially forced us to check our calendar and make sure it wasn't displaying April 1st, but sure enough they are claiming that Chelsea will go back in for Luiz to ease their defensive crisis.
The Brazil international left for Paris Saint-Germain in June 2014 for £50m - a world record fee for a defender - yet he is ready to return to London in a surprise transfer.
Chelsea have grown increasingly frustrated in their search for a new centre back after seeing bids turned down for Alessio Romagnoli at AC Milan and Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.
They were also rebuffed after making initial enquiries to bring in Luiz's PSG team-mate Marquinhos last week but have been given encouragement that Luiz could be allowed to go.
Chelsea fans have welcomed the news on twitter, many of them excited to see the return of the larger than life Brazilian:
David luiz isn't just a player though. his personality in a dressing room is vital. you need big characters to win titles and we need more
— Ash Ketchum (@HarleyKelly92) August 30, 2016
I wish @DavidLuiz_4 comes back to @ChelseaFC
— Batman and Ruben (@mystbibek) August 30, 2016
David Luiz is 29 and in his prime, not 36 and nearing the end of his career. To call him a panic buy is simply stupid.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) August 30, 2016
Is conte bringing david luiz? I would love that
— adura peter (@_adurapeter) August 30, 2016
Personally, I'd love to see #DavidLuiz back in Chelsea blue. Ability to change any game. Can be controversial, but let's face it, that's us.
— SMUDGE (@SM11DGE) August 30, 2016
It certainly is an interesting one, but we'll wait for sources other than The Daily Mail and The Express (who have since ran the story also) before we take it seriously considering their track records in recent times.