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. Ajewole Ojo

    July 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    barca knows dat dey are already finished.dey are looking 4 saviour.beaten by munich 9 zero.i promised dey can’t escape d remaining blow dis season.perhaps david is not for sale at any price selfishness club.

  2. kayode

    July 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    This is an impossible task that barca are about to embark on…

  3. Kayce

    July 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    £50m+messi deal done…

  4. tiwa

    July 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    If barca really need luiz , let them add neymar and messi to d deal.

    • un2say

      July 27, 2013 at 7:06 am

      tiwa u have lost ur sense of reasoning. U r speaking out from an empty skull

  5. tiwa

    July 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Luiz Is more than £25?

  6. bobosky

    July 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    David luiz is my lovely player.barca sud look else where to find another player.give us €25M neymar.take David Luis

  7. Damian

    July 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    If barca want our Luis they should pay £120,000,000.00 or £30,000,000.00 plus meci, nemar and iniesta then Luis is theirs! Wit this i am not looking at what they did when we needed Eto from them then.we want to tell u we know how to do business too.

  8. Jelili salako

    July 26, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Luiz is not 4 sale

  9. chumaworld

    July 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Selling luiz will be d right option

  10. Gideon Were

    July 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Barca r mad.Mess+ Neymar+£80M 4 luiz

  11. Auwalu

    July 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Der wl neva b any gud buzness bw Jose n barca ever again, Mou wld rada use him as a goalkeeper den allowing his 2 join dem. Bt hey! Wat abt Messi + £50m?

  12. gerald

    July 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    they should look elsewhere

  13. Gerald Inyama

    July 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    This will be the worst mistakes Chelsea fc would ever venture to do. If they want David Luiz,let Barca give us Andres Iniesta. That is all.

  14. SEGLA

    July 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Barcelona, an obvious error occurs! if you do not want to see error again, come with messi or neymar +£90m. am absolutely sure you wont encounter error again

  15. Lukman Olayinka

    July 27, 2013 at 12:03 am

    If baca need David Luiz they should pay£25+Nyema

  16. Liam

    July 27, 2013 at 12:05 am

    He was directly involved in conceding 12 goals
    last season.The fans love him but he makes so
    many mistakes and is not reliable.

  17. Bella

    July 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Luiz is not 4 sell, barca should kep off

  18. POWER

    July 27, 2013 at 2:56 am

    muo has said ”no chance” maybe they want to take will stop neyma nd messi, even if they want him, neyma nd luiz who is more expensive? rubish!

  19. Williamz

    July 27, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Louiz shu leave chelsea for barca cz this mourinho man has notin to offer him ba rather end his career!

  20. Kwanele

    July 27, 2013 at 5:57 am

    There’s no player at Chelsea who has the success of the team at than Luis,so to let him go Jose will soon be fired

  21. Solomon temitope

    July 27, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Barca sud try and bring luiz bcos luiz we replace puyol

  22. Richard

    July 27, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Mou should not sell Luiz Barca should look elsewhere. or include Neyma in the deal.

  23. Soba

    July 27, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Rubbish! £25m? Chicken change. Barca must table Neymar+£20m to start the bid for Luiz if they are really serious about him, if otherwise, no talk, no deal and no Luiz!

  24. NIGSTA

    July 27, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Luiz is never 4 sale,barca pls keep off and to mourinho,:-try and sell luiz and lets see if u will not be fired very soon…..UP BLUES

  25. titus shawn

    July 27, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Poor barca,dey re always thinking d know d best n know hw 2 do biz,can dey spent money,b4 chelsea got Luis a player ws part of d deal,dey shuld go n value d player now n also value Luis den come for proper biz.

  26. pros

    July 27, 2013 at 7:41 am

    they shd bring busquet and sansez orf**k themself up and sleep somewhere

  27. pros

    July 27, 2013 at 7:51 am

    in fact they shd go and pay for players they’ve already bought. Luiz is not fabregas that would add money for them to be able to buy him. Pls u cann’t afford luiz’ transfer fee

  28. Abdurahman

    July 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Luiz is a fantastic player.

    • Ja Barcelona

      July 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

      I’m impressed by the move, i love David Luiz and Barca is the home if we are mindful of Chelsea’s scrappy play, Mo cant see him scintillatingly the way you see him.

  29. yusuf

    July 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

    lius is not up to 25m. We just want to dash chelsea money

  30. Chuks Ogbuehi

    July 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Good to hear that the so called FIFA best team is look for a player from club like Chelsea,they should go to their TiKi Taka youth team and bring a player like Luiz let me see.Rubbish talk,if they want Luiz they should give Messi and Iniesta plus £50m then Luiz is their as.

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