Barca Launch £25m Move For David Luiz After Chelsea ‘Encourage’ Interest

By on July 26, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Barcelona make their move for David Luiz.

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Barcelona have launched a £25m move for David Luiz with Chelsea believed to have given the Spaniards encouragement that a deal could be struck for the defender, according to reports on Friday night.

The Brazilians future has surprisingly come under scrutiny following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager this summer, with reports suggesting the Portuguese coach isn’t convinced by the 26-year-old’s defensive capabilities.

Now, Goal claim that Barcelona have stepped up their interest after making a formal approach for the players services and it’s been suggested that Chelsea have made it clear that they could be open to selling if the deal is right.

The report claims the Catalans have made a £25m move after making Luiz their No.1 centre-back target after missing out on Marquinhos and Thiago Silva, and it’s understood that informal discussions have already begun with the players representatives.

Barca are on the look-out for a new defender to fill the boots of Carles Puyol who at 35, is coming to the end of his illustrious career, while Eric Abidal also left the Nou Camp this summer.

Luiz has become a real fan-favourite at Stamford Bridge since arriving from Benfica in January 2011 and selling the lovable Brazilian would surely be met with discontent by the majority of Blues fans.

Personally, I would be majorly surprised if he was to leave this summer and Mourinho ruled out selling either Luiz or Juan Mata just last week, but Goal seem certain Chelsea are open to selling the afro-haired Samba Star so we’ll have to see how this develops over the coming days.

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Would you be surprised if Mourinho sold Luiz? Would you be disappointed to see him go? Share your view below.

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80 Comments

  1. D Voice of Man is da Voice of God

    July 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Anytime I see this rumour, I just laugh because it Make •̸ϞƸ laugh so much, mourinho says none of he’s player are going out (not 4sell). Goal.com & Barca. Should not just disturb themself, but if they realy him, I can help them talk to chelsea in which †ђξ deal will be £13+luiz sanches or Messi, ask •̸ϞƸ why, you know, chelsea bought David Luiz in a deal of £25+Nemaja Matic…. So that’s it, nothing more nothing less

  2. Oscar Morris Ugwuanyi

    July 27, 2013 at 9:35 am

    You people should consider the type of coach Mouriho is before making your comments. I know David would not obey his commandments. Let the guy go so that he can find the one he want to avoid problem in the camp.just think of this

  3. Chuks Ogbuehi

    July 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Even to be truthful Messi,Iniesta and Neymar are far below the worth of our Experience Luiz,so that we are asking for the inclusion of these players is to let Barca no the worth of our own Luiz.

  4. Emmanuel "Supreme" Ezekiel

    July 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Are u kidding me?, u have a player such as David luiz & u wanna let him go?. Luiz is Versatile which is a good thing for any coach, his abilities are exceptional. A center-back who can play as a left-back/right-back [benfica], who can play as an holding midfielder & can also score Goals

  5. Emmanuel "Supreme" Ezekiel

    July 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

    If he isn’t good enough why then is barcelona interested…he commits errors but makes-up for them with his performance. That’s we love him & that’s why he’s called “The fan-favourite”

  6. four3

    July 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Morinho supporters you of no good ,,don’t bring emotions to business,,if luiz wants l to leave let him playing for barca is a life time dream for most players

  7. offeidinho

    July 27, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Luis please don’t leave. U are doing great at chelsea and i hope being at chelsea u be call among the best defender in the world.Please don’t leave.The Almight God will lift u up.So be patince and wait to the Lord.Please.U ARE A GREAT DEFENDER.

  8. Collins

    July 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Moh’ wil be a fool lettin luiz go to a spanish side, not to talk of barca…amazin tins dis guys has done for the few years he has been in chelsea……won third best player for chelsea is not easy as a defender…….fans favorite… Pls can somebody put some sence in mohrino’s head 4 me…idiot!

  9. Sylvester sabastine

    July 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Liuz all that we can say you are welcom to camp nou.Dont u want to achive ur dreams, field is open make ur decision carefull.One more thing is that u cannot stay wit mourinho, because hes a selfish coach so i wish u welcom to where ur brodas are.

  10. Joseph

    July 27, 2013 at 11:18 am

    @collins wat is all dis insult abt. Leave the coach to malke his decisions. Let me ask u, if the team do back who will dey blame: the coach. So pls dats not the best way to make comment. Yes luiz is a gut player also is Mou a gut coach. Leave sentiment out of this. Thank u.

  11. OLALEKAN

    July 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Luiz i will be happy if are see u with barca jessy

  12. Oumane

    July 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I want to see david luis in barca it will be so geat

  13. moh'd

    July 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    luiz i wil be hapy if i see u wit baca jersey i luv u luiz u ar wlcm 2 nou camp

  14. Akham

    July 27, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Luiz if u want more achievements than u do pliz come to barca n shine lyk a diamond among da jewels of camp nou

  15. kingsley adolphus

    July 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Liuz u are always welcome to barcelona we need u

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