Chelsea Braced For €35m Defender Bid

By on January 15, 2014

With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Barcelona are tipped to bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz.

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Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for David Luiz with Spanish giants Barcelona tipped to table a €35m (£29m) bid this month, according to the Daily Star.

Luiz has fallen out-of-favour under Jose Mourinho this season with the Portuguese coach preferring to go with Gary Cahill and John Terry as his central defensive partnership.

It’s restricted the Brazilian international to just nine Premier League starts this season, and two of those have come as a make-shift defensive midfielder, so it certainly seems as though Mourinho isn’t convinced by his abilities at the back.

The Star claim that the Blues are now willing to sell the 26-year-old if they receive a suitable offer during the January transfer window and it seems Barca are ready to try their luck in luring him to the Nou Camp.

The Catalans were strongly linked with a move for Luiz in the summer but after a deal failed to materialise, the newspaper suggests they are now ready to renew their interest and test Chelsea’s resolve with a €35m (£29m) bid.

A centre-back who’s comfortable on the ball is believed to be Barcelona’s priority and while doubts continue over Luiz’s position sense at the back, few could argue he’s one of the best ball-playing defenders around.

If he does end up leaving west London this month, it will be a disappointing end to what began as a promising career at Chelsea for the lovable Brazilian. Luiz became something of a cult figure at Stamford Bridge following his big-money move from Benfica in 2011, with afro-wigs regularly on show among the crowd in homage to the frizzy-haired defender.

However, it seems his time at the club is slowly coming to an end and with the Brazil World Cup just around the corner, you wouldn’t begrudge Luiz pushing for a move to secure more regular first team action during the second half of the season.

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Will Chelsea fans be sad if Luiz leaves? Share your views below.

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8 Comments

  1. samson Ajiya

    January 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    i will be very sad bcos luiz is a world best defender who can hold the ball around why? Should we sell such can of player to barca who are well organised. I hope mou should think twice b4 taking that decision.

  2. Kingsley

    January 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Mou knws wot each player offers him.I dnt think Mou wil let him go at ds crucial moment.ds story is just one of doz media speculations.cfc fans pls relax Luiz is goin no where

  3. aliyu danladi

    January 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    No no no pls don’t sell him ooo at dis tym of d season no ooo

  4. Elias macharia

    January 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I don think dat mou can sell luiz looking in to it dat john terry’s contract is expering en luiz is the only vasertile defender in the roman arm.

  5. marcus preston

    January 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Why du want 2 sell him 2 barca nd man city is goin 2 play barca…we wnt d champions cup d england pls! Dnt sell hm.he cud b vital in case of injuries 2 d hldn midfdas,and can play in oda competuns nt only d league pls

  6. Ihuman tersoo

    January 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Up bluzz, pls mourinho dont tink of selling luiz, coz he is a gud player, a utility player 4 dat. Luiz is not 4 sale tell d world. Blue is d color.

  7. Joshua

    January 16, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Jose should please reconsidered David to have a starting shirt coz we cant afford to let go of such a tactical and wonderful defender live Luiz.

  8. Sharif Hamisi

    January 16, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Mou, mind of injuries, u ‘ve done gud in bringing back Matic. Jst imagine pairing Luiz n Matic in dat dm, take Ramires to no. 10 role in any physical n strong opponet n ‘c’ da results, i believe we wil b unpenetretable. Mou ting twice.

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