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Barcelona plot £40m raid for Chelsea defender

davidluiz.jpgYesterday in the Football Transfer Tavern Chelsea supporters were left relieved with news that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has ended his interest in Chelsea ace David Luiz but now MirrorFootball suggest that Barcelona are set to make another bid to sign the £40million-rated centre-back to offer new frustrations to the Blues fans in the bar.

The versatile Brazilian international has been on Barca’s radar for the last season as they seek a replacement for veteran Carles Puyol, who looks set to retire next summer.

Now the La Liga champions’ president, Sandro Rosell, has reportedly made secret enquiries – and they seem likely to pursue a bid if they are given any indication of a successful attempt.

Recent reports of interest from German side Bayern Munich may have caused the Camp Nou outfit to quicken up their pursuit although Guardiola has insisted he is not interested in signing the former Benfica man.

New Blues boss Jose Mourinho has maintained that Luiz, who only signed a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge, is definitely part of his future at Stamford Bridge despite doubts about his ability to keep to his strict defensive approach.

Barcelona could now bid around £30m to test the waters around the uncertainty over the defender’s future with the Premier League club and hope that his international team-mate Neymar can act as a secret weapon to tempt Luiz to Spain.

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