Chelsea defender, David Luiz has said that team-mates, Willian, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois will stay at the club despite transfer interest linking them away from Stamford Bridge this summer.
Barcelona’s latest offer for Wiliian, which exceeded £55m, has been rejected by Chelsea.
The Belgium internationals Hazard and Courtois have both been afforded a three-week holiday following their World Cup exploits and are not scheduled to return to Cobham until August 5 or 6.
Hazard and Courtois have been heavily linked with a move to join Real Madrid.
Luiz has been in regular contact with his Brazilian compatriot and believes he is happy at Stamford Bridge.
“(We speak) almost every day, he loves playing for Chelsea, I don’t let him go! I think he’s going to stay,” Luiz told Sky Sports News following Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Perth Glory on Monday.
“I hope the trio (Willian, Hazard and Courtois) can stay because they are fantastic players, fantastic talents and we need the best players in Chelsea.”
“Seriously I’m not joking, Chelsea has to keep the best players and these three players are key players for our team so in a serious way I want them to stay.
“They are fantastic players and fantastic talents, we need the best players at Chelsea.”
Willian is expected back a week earlier following Brazil’s exit from the World Cup on July 6 at the hands of Belgium.