David Luiz is going nowhere despite reported interest from Barcelona, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
The La Liga champions were interested in bringing the Samba star to the Nou Camp in the summer but Luiz remained at Stamford Bridge.
Rumours have suggested that Barcelona are set to reignite their interest in the defender when the transfer window re-opens at the start of January.
But Mourinho says those reports are wide of the mark and insists there has been no contact with the Spanish giants over the future of Luiz.
He said: “His future is that he has a contract, a long-term contract, no contact from other clubs or from his people. In this moment everything is clear.
“He is our player and we are happy he is back. He is back in a moment when Cahill is not playing and we need him to play a second match in a row.”
Gary Cahill is struggling with a thigh injury and Luiz will partner John Terry again this weekend after making his own comeback from injury in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Mourinho added of Luiz’s performance: “It was the performance of a player who was out for a long time. For the first match after being so long away from the team, I think he was okay.”