As Chelsea begin their summer clearout, David Luiz looks set to join Barcelona for a reported £30 million.
The ex Benfica player is also high on Paris Saint Germain’s shopping list but the Brazilian is said to be very keen on a move to the Camp Nou worth £30 million.
The Times points out however, that any deal will have to be approved by the next Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique, who is currently at Celta Vigo who beat Real Madrid at the weekend by 2 goals to nil.
Even if the current Barça coach manages to pull off a stunning La Liga win this Saturday against Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid at the Camp Nou, Martino will be shown the door and be replaced by ex Real Madrid and Barça player Luis Enrique.
27 year-old David Luiz joined the Blues in 2011 for £17 million which rose to £21 million as part of the deal that saw Nemanja Matic go to Benfica.
Blues boos Jose Mourinho is understood to be in the market for a left-back, central defender and a striker when the summer transfer window opens, with the sale of Brazilian David Luiz helping to keep Chelsea’s books in order as they complete their move for Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa. Chelsea are said to have met the £32 million release clause of Costa but nothing will happen until after Atlético play Barcelona at the Camp Nou in a thrilling match that will decide the Spanish League title.