David Luiz arrived at Chelsea with a big reputation and an even bigger transfer fee, but the return of the Special One could see him depart Stamford Bridge before the summer is out.
The Blues would expect to make a profit on a player they paid £20 million for 18 months ago, and with financial fair play putting the squeeze on football finances Jose Mourinho knows that he must sell to boost transfer coffers.
Chelsea are 11/5 co-favourites of three to capture their first title since 2010 and despite the range of talent available Mourinho will want to freshen up the playing staff and put his stamp on the squad.
The meandering, undisciplined style of Luiz’s play will not suit the new manager, and if Pep Guardiola or Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino come in with a big bid it would make sense for the bushy-haired Brazilian to hear what’s on offer.
Bayern Munich can be backed at 1/5 to retain their Bundesliga title and new boss Guardiola has already brought in Thiago Alcantara to add some flair to the midfield.
Central defence has been identified as an area that needs strengthening, with 35 year-old Daniel van Buyten called upon last season to provide cover in big games.
Barcelona will look to bounce back after a disappointing couple of years by their high standards. Question marks remain over the form and focus of Gerard Pique, and captain Carlos Puyol is another stalwart coming to the end of his career.
If Barca are to justify 13/20 favouritism over big spending Real Madrid in the Primera Liga they will need to improve their leaky backline, and Luiz is the type of player that would link up well with midfield while providing a screen in front of Victor Valdes.