Luiz is being strongly linked with the Catalans once more.
Barcelona have reignited their interest in Chelsea defender David Luiz and are hoping to land the Brazilian in a £22m transfer deal, according to the Mirror.
Whether or not this will be enough to tempt the Blues is unknown, especially as manager Jose Mourinho has a frosty relationship with the Catalans.
The 51-year-old faced Barca in tense and heated matches in the Champions League with both the west London side and Inter Milan and of course had spiky exchanges with the Spanish champions whilst in charge of Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013.
However, head coach at the Nou Camp Gerardo Martino and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta have already drawn up their summer wishlist and Luiz features prominently.
The 26-year-old has found chances limited at Stamford Bridge this term – especially in central defence – with Mourinho preferring the partnership of Gary Cahill and captain John Terry.
It’s meant that Luiz has started 22 matches in all competitions this term, much of which have been in defensive midfielder and may have seen his chances of getting a place in Brazil’s starting XI for the 2014 World Cup hindered as a result.
As a technically sound defender who is comfortable with the ball at his feet, the South American would fit perfectly into Martino’s style of play and is seen as a long-term replacement for veteran Carles Puyol.
Luiz joined the 2010 Premier League champions in January 2011 for £21.5m and has since helped the team win the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League.
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