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Guardiola rules out Bayern move for Chelsea's David Luiz

The manager has denied that the Champions League winner is set to launch a big-money bid for the defender, who continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has ruled out a possible move for Chelsea defender David Luiz.

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, with Bayern and Guardiola’s former side Barcelona both mooted as potential suitors. Guardiola, though, has insisted he is happy with his existing defensive options and that there are no plans for the current Champions League winners to make a move for Luiz.

"David Luiz won't come to Munich. I have four, five central defenders, and I am happy with them," Guardiola told reporters ahead of the Audi Cup.

Bayern heads in to the preseason Audi Cup tournament, which also includes Manchester City, AC Milan and Sao Paulo, on the back of a 4-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the German Supercup.

Guardiola has highlighted the importance of the returning Franck Ribery after he missed Saturday's defeat, and gave an update on the availability of a number of key players ahead of the club's match against Sao Paulo.

"There are no excuses for that defeat. We recognized how difficult it is, if you always want to win. Franck is an important player, it did hurt us that he could not play," Guardiola said. “Dante, [Javi] Martinez and [Luiz] Gustavo are ready for tomorrow. I don't know how long they will play, though. Mario [Gotze] will train with the team on Friday.

"Bastian [Schweinsteiger] is an unbelievable player. He has a lot of experience, but he is not completely fit right now. He needs a little more time. He says so, and so do the doctors. I am not sure yet if I will play with one or two defensive midfielders.

“Thiago is fit, and I have to work with the players who are fit right now. We have a big squad, everyone wants to play. We will see."

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