Europa League winners Chelsea will demand more than £30m for David Luiz.
The West London side will turn down Barcelona’s incoming offer of £30m for Brazilian defender David Luiz, according to The Daily Mail.
Jose Mourinho has traditionally played with two no-nonsense centre-halves, and could potentially favour a John Terry/Garry Cahill combination next term. Despite this, Chelsea value Luiz highly, and are expected to turn down an imminent offer of £30m from Barcelona.
Barcelona are desperate for a new world-class centre-half, and have earmarked one of the Brazilian duo of David Luiz or Thiago Silva to partner Gerard Pique next term.
Unfortunately for the Catalan giants, Luiz and Silva play for Chelsea and PSG respectively, two of the richest clubs in the world; so prising them away will not be easy.
David Luiz’s ability on the ball makes him perfect for Barcelona, but it was his habit of playing out from the back which saw him criticised in his earlier Chelsea days, and even played as a central midfielder by interim boss Rafa Benitez.
The former Benfica man enjoyed a fantastic Confederations Cup last month however, which seems to have reignited interest in the talented defender.
Watch Luiz’s superb goal-line clearance against Spain in the final: