Date: 13th August 2013 at 7:30pm
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Jose Mourinho has said that there is ‘no chance’ of David Luiz leaving Chelsea for Barcelona this summer but the club has slapped a £43 million (€50m) asking price on the defender.

This is according to freelance sports journalist Duncan Castles, who says that the Blues quickly rejected what I believe to be an insulting offer of £21.5m for David Luiz as it’s less than the fee Chelsea paid for him. You’d think that a player who has won the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League in the past two seasons would go up in value, not according to the logic at the Camp Nou it seems.

Castles believes that the La Liga champions are still trying to make up for missing out on Thiag Silva when the Brazilian signed for Paris Saint-Germain for £37 million last year and may struggle to meet Chelsea’s valuation of Luiz as they have already committed much of their funds into securing Neymar’s signature earlier in the summer.

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen and Liverpool defender Daniel Agger have been mooted as potential alternatives to Luiz but the Anfield outfit have already rejected an approach for the latter whilst Daniel Levy is a stubborn negotiator, neither will let one of their prized assets leave on the cheap and Barca are acting like a bunch of chancers so will probably go another summer without a major addition to their back-line.

I think it’s almost impossible for David Luiz to leave Stamford Bridge for Spain this summer as the club don’t particularly want to go searching for a replacement with little value in the market and the only way it could possibly happen is if the player demands it, and he may have to go public. I don’t believe he’s really so desperate to leave Chelsea and with Mourinho in charge he knows that we will be in the mix for silverware on top of the honours he’s already won, why would he want to give that up?

He’s shaping up to be our first choice centre-back and has even been tipped as a potential captain. I reckon he’s staying put.



5 responses to “Chelsea slap £43 million price-tag on Barca target”

  1. Fauz says:

    Please Martino sign D.Luiz to any pris

  2. Eid says:

    I think it should be £43 million to any other club but £53 million to barca. I really hate barca and the way they think it is their right to buy players cheap while the rest of the world had to pay through the nose. If Luiz asks to leave publicly and barca pay what Chelsea want then he can go otherwise Chelsea should hold onto him with both hands

  3. olayemi says:

    I dnt kw wht is wrong with barca, who are they think they’re. Does chelsea look lilke a small team to them. I thought they’re jonesing. If they wnt to do business they shud swap messi or iniesta for luiz. Or 45million pounds if they wnt 2 deal. Infact luiz is not for sale. Barca go elsewhere!

  4. speaking says:

    If dey wat 2 sale der own player dey raise d money even if d player is not wat such an amount..but wen it comes 2 oda clubs dey wanna buy cheap…f…k barca joor

  5. JULIUS says:

    infact Chelsea is the biger club than Barcelona if you want Luiz for barca swap your 2 key players messi and neymer+2o milion pounds then you arrest Luiz,Don,t waste your time Barcelona,you are misusing prayers look where is song?go ahead wasting your time barca.Chelsea we will win Epl and champions league with Jose,We are cming barca