David Luiz is having a fantastic season for Chelsea. He scored yet another stunning goal against Basel on Thursday and is becoming increasingly influential to the team and the club, being mentioned as the man who will take the captain’s armband from John Terry one day. So we certainly don’t want to sell the 26-year old, but it appears that Barcelona have targeted Luiz as one of the signings they want to make this summer.
The Catalan club are planning big changes at the end of the season after they struggled in the Champions League this season. The defence is really creaking at the Nou Camp, as was highlighted by a 7-0 aggregate thrashing at the hands of the German champions Bayern Munich. That followed struggles against PSG and AC Milan, so they have compiled a wish list of top class players they would like and, according to the Mail, Luiz is near the top because of his versatility and talent.
Luiz will still have four years left on his Chelsea contract when the season ends, so Chelsea are under no pressure to sell. The Mail reports that his price is likely to be around £40 million, but that may not discourage the Catalan club, as they are planning to offload a number of their own stars to shake things up a bit. The one thing that could make things difficult for Chelsea is if Luiz really wants to go, but he is apparently happy at the club and in London, so hopefully he will stay.