Jose Mourinho has already said that David Luiz will be in his squad for the coming season and also told reporters that he’s spoken to the player privately about this, but rumours linking him with a move refuse to go away.
The Brazilian defender is said to be unhappy with all the speculation surrounding his future and some reports even go as far as saying he’s become paranoid that he is being offered to other clubs.
When you have good players and are in the business of recruiting the best available then transfer rumours are just something that you have to live with and Luiz will have to calm down as Mourinho has already said he’s not for sale. This doesn’t mean that Barcelona will give up on him though.
The Catalan club’s Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta has already contacted Luiz’s agent according to the Mirror (via SPORT) as Barca’s pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has hit the skids as well as missing out on Marquinhos, who joined him in Paris.
I’ll be the first to admit that I can be heavily critical of Luiz and certain aspects of his game really grate on me but he’s still the best central defender that we have at the club and seems genuinely proud to be a part of it. Despite this every man has his price and my initial thought was that I didn’t mind seeing him go as long as we got £35m or more and invested it into a top quality replacement. If we’re selling to an outfit like Barca they can have a special price of £45m…but they can’t afford him, can’t land any of their current targets and may even lose one of their better midfielders to Manchester United