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Barcelona close in on Chelsea’s David Luiz

The Brazil star is a long time target of Barcelona - Action Images

After having their 14-month transfer ban suspended by FIFA as they await results of an appeal, the Catalans look set to complete a deal for the Brazilian in the summer.

With Barcelona needing to revamp their defence, David Luiz has long been linked with the Spanish giants.

According to The Metro, Blues boss Jose Mourinho is willing to sell the player for the right price and the Nou Camp outfit could offer £25million for Luiz to fill the void left by Carlos Puyol when he moves on at the end of the season.

It is thought that Luiz’s agent will meet Barcelona officials in Spain this week and a transfer could be completed before the World Cup kicks off this summer.

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> Chelsea manager José Mourinho praises versatile David Luiz after 0-0 draw at Atlético Madrid
 

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