Report: Barcelona to bid £29 million for Chelsea defender David Luiz in January
Barcelona are ready to bid £29 million for Chelsea defender David Luiz in January.
The Daily Star claims Barça manager Gerard Martino has requested a new central defender is signed when the transfer window re-opens.
Chelsea are reportedly willing to negotiate for Luiz, who is behind Gary Cahill and John Terry in the pecking order for a central defensive berth.
The Brazil international has just made eight appearances this season, with only five starts in the Premier League. He is currently out with a knee injury.
Luiz joined Chelsea in January 2011 for €25 million. He has been capped 33 times by Brazil.