17th September, 2021
David Luiz, ex-Arsenal and Chelsea defender, who recently joined Brazilian side, Flamengo reportedly, rejected an offer from Real Madrid.
Luiz became a free agent after his contract with Arsenal expired during the summer.
Local report in Brazil had it that the Brazilian defender actually spoke to Ancelotti about a possible move to Madrid instead.
Ancelloti reportedly made the first move reaching out to Luiz to see whether he would be interested in a switch to Real.
The Madrid boss lost both Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane this summer and was keen on a reunion with Luiz, whom he coached at Chelsea.
Luiz declined to join the Spanish giants and eventually put pen to paper on a move to Flamengo, signing an 18-month contract.
Before the defender returned to Flamengo, offers reportedly came from Everton, West Ham, Benfica, Lazio, Marseille, Lille and Al-Rayyan.