Date: 31st May 2013 at 4:00pm
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David Luiz and RamiresGiuliano Bertolucci, the agent of Chelsea’s Brazilian duo David Luiz and Ramires has quashed rumours the rumours suggesting they could rejoin Rafael Benitez at Serie A side Napoli.

They are just two Blues that have been linked with moves to the Naples club along with Fernando Torres but Bertolucci is adamant that Chelsea don’t want to lose them.

He said:

“It’s very unlikely that David Luiz and Ramires can go to Napoli because Chelsea don’t want to lose them, they are two key players.

He also commented on the stories claiming that Luiz could be making the switch to Barcelona, who have been interested in the player in recent years, but there has been no fresh contact from the Catalan club.

“Were Barcelona interested in David Luiz? There was something last summer, but now we have not had any contact with them.”

(Sky Sports)

The rumours will persist though, especially in the case of Luiz. There is an argument that Jose Mourinho does not fancy the 26-year-old as a defender and will want to strengthen in both defence and central midfield, which is the other position the Brazilian international has played in. Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic are also thought to be vulnerable because of the transfer fees they could command from clubs like Barca/Real Madrid and AS Monaco respectively.

I don’t think either Ramires or Luiz will be leaving the club this summer and Chelsea probably don’t have any immediate plans to sell them. It could all change if a huge bid comes in and there’s a target ready to replace them, but they’re committed to the Stamford Bridge club in the meantime.

The Daily Star reckon Luiz hinted at Barcelona when he said:

“My objective is to be happy and this is possible playing always in a team that controls the ball.

“Barcelona is the team that has developed the best football in the last few years. I know Barca were interested in my services in the past but now I do not have any news.”

On the language barrier, he said:

“Problems with the Spanish language? No. I speak Spanish.”

But will Mourinho want to sell him to Barca? Doubtful.

Source: Sky Sports and Daily Star


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