Chelsea defender David Luiz is set to leave the club in the January transfer window after his fallout with manager Antonio Conte.

The Brazilian exchanged words with Conte following Chelsea's 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League group stage and was later axed for the club's 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Luiz has since only played one game for the Blues in their 4-0 win over Qarabag in November but has been out for the last few games due to injury.

According to The Mirror, though, Chelsea are ready to sell him for the second time in nearly four years next month in the January transfer window.

It is expected that Conte will persist with the recently impressive Andreas Christensen even when Luiz is fit as Juventus are said to be the frontrunners for the former Paris Saint-Germain defender who is rated at £23m ($30.6m).

However, Luiz could also be set for a reunion with Jose Mourinho as the Manchester United boss seeks a replacement for the injured Eric Bailly who is out for months after undergoing an ankle surgery.

Following his decision to drop the 30-year-old in the win against United, Conte claimed Luiz would have to work harder, while refusing to rule out a possible departure from Stamford Bridge.

"He has to work really hard otherwise he is on the bench or in the stands," Conte said. "I don't know [about Luiz's future]. Andreas Christensen is the present and the future for Chelsea."

Luiz initially joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011 as he helped the club win their first-ever Champions League title in 2012. He would depart for PSG in 2014 before rejoining the club in the summer of 2016 and win his first Premier League title last season.

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David Luiz has featured just once since Chelsea's 3-0 loss to Roma Getty