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Barca Chief Flies To London To Open Talks Over £40m David Luiz Move

Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi has arrived in London tasked with trying to negotiate a deal to sign Chelsea’s £40m-rated defender David Luiz.

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 have stepped up their attempts to sign David Luiz.

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Barcelona director Raul Sanllehi has arrived in London tasked with trying to negotiate a deal to sign Chelsea’s £40m-rated defender David Luiz, according to the Daily Mail.

Luiz’s future at Stamford Bridge has surprisingly come under scrutiny following the arrival of Jose Mourinho this summer and reports have recently linked him with a move to German giants Bayern Munich – although boss Pep Guardiola was quick to dismiss these reports insisting he wasn’t in the market for another defender.

One club who are desperate to add to their defensive option are Barcelona and the Mail claim the Spanish giants have sent director of football, Raul Sanllehi, to London to step up their interest in Chelsea’s 26-year-old Brazilian international.

The report suggests Sanllehi is planning to meet up with Luiz’s agent, Giuliano Bertolucci, with the La Liga champions understood to be confident the defender is keen to join them this summer and they will then press ahead with their move once the Blues are back from their trip to the USA at the weekend.

Luiz has barely featured for Chelsea so far this pre-season, playing just 30 minutes against Inter Milan last week, and he’s due to miss out again against Real Madrid in Miami on Thursday due to an apparent hamstring injury.

Luiz has become a real fan favourite at Stamford Bridge since arriving from Benfica in 2011 and Jose Mourinho insisted he was part of his plans for the forthcoming season when he spoke to the press on Wednesday. However, the Mail suggest his comments were merely to talk-up the Brazilians valuation with the west Londoners set to demand  £40m from Barca for the player.

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Would Chelsea fans be disappointed if Chelsea sold Luiz to Barcelona? Share your views below.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. collingsford asamoah

    August 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    that will be a very big mistake if chelsea sell luiz to barca

  2. Shaibu solomon

    August 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Why should luis go

  3. Andy

    August 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    David Luiz appears happy at Chelsea and it would be stupid of CFC to sell him. Not only has he got so much potential its terrifying, he can quite easily become our next club captain.
    If he wants to go, fine, let him, so long as Chelsea are recompensed to his full value when he is at his peak (in about 3-4 years time) and that, I suspect is closer to £100million than £50m.
    But I want him to stay, the club needs him to stay, and if he is as honest as he appears to be he will not turn his back on CFC.

  4. emmanuel

    August 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Even if chelsea wants to sell Luiz not to barca.

  5. Temple

    August 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Y shud luiz go?if indeed mourinho is gud as he thinks and expect us 2 belive him,den it is his ability to brng out d best in him,by corecting sum of his mistakes at defence line.and nt by seling him.

  6. Oyekan oluhunwa

    August 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I dont want devid luiz going anywhere this season just keep it

  7. Francis

    August 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Chelsea shouldn’t sell this season, but if he want to leave its fine

  8. peter pan

    August 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    not less than for 55 million pounds!!

  9. Babanla

    August 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Luiz is not sale, Chelsea is a rich nd big team so money is nt our problem so we dn’t nid to dispose our valuable assets. barca go else where

  10. kelvin

    August 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    barca want t buy other clubs best players bt unwilling to sell their bench wrmers to other clubs…we r willing to sell messi bt only if messi nd iniesta +50m s prt of d dea….period

  11. kelvin

    August 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    we r willing to sell luiz only if messi+iniesta+50m s prt of d deal

  12. damson

    August 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    pls dont sell our future captain,even if we want to sell any of our player not for berca,cos they ar our enemy

  13. damson

    August 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    may be berca should go for obobona if dey desperately need a defender

  14. Orji

    August 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    No deal,chelsea don’t want to sell luiz at any price period,Q.E.D

  15. Yohannes Eneyew

    August 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Good for chelsea to sell him >£40m since morinho planned to land varrane or mangala <£25m.

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