Real Madrid are in contact with Chelsea defender David Luiz.

Radio Montecarlo reports Real Madrid have already opened negotiations with Luiz, a player who has been a long-term target for the Spanish giants.

The expectation is that he would come into Los Blancos squad as back up to first choice centre halves Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos, but who can offer flexibility in a variety of other positions.

Competition with Nacho and Jesus Vallejo would ensure more depth available to Zinedine Zidane.

The Real coach confirmed yesterday plans to buy in January.

The price being talked about to bring Luiz to the Bernabéu would be around 30 million euros, but the main handicap is that he could not play in the Champions League competition due to having already been involved with the London club.