Luiz could be going to the Nou Camp after all.
The transfer ban placed on Barcelona put the potential move of Chelsea’s David Luiz on hold, but after FIFA suspended the ban on Wednesday a £40m move is back on, according to talkSPORT.
Luiz has been a long-term target for the Catalans as they look for a replacement for club captain Carles Puyol – who has already confirmed he will be leaving the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
The progress of Marc Bartra at the back has been a positive, but with question marks remaining over Javier Mascherano’s capabilities as a centre-back a new addition is needed in the position.
Barca’s plans for new signings had originally been scuppered when a transfer ban for the next two windows was imposed on the Spanish champions.
It meant no new players could arrive until 2015, but after the Catalans appealed FIFA decided to suspend the ban based on that – which won’t be heard until after the summer.
It means the club are now free to enter negotiations once again until that appeal is heard by football’s international governing body and therefore it could be a busy post season.
Luiz has become more and more of a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge since the return of Jose Mourinho as manager, due to the preferred central defensive partnership of Gary Cahill and John Terry.
The Brazil international has often been drafted in midfield as a result as Mourinho doubts his ability as a centre-back, but as a ball playing defender who is comfortable in possession the 27-year-old would ideally suit Barca’s style.
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