Chelsea defender David Luiz has offered himself to Barcelona following his fallout with manager Antonio Conte, according to Diario Gol.
The Brazilian was not included in the squad for the Blues’ 1-0 win over Manchester United last weekend with reports indicating that the centre back clashed with the Chelsea boss in training. A source “familiar with the situation” told Diario Gol:
“It’s better to be in Barcelona than to be a substitute in London.”
Barca are likely to sell Thomas Vermaelen, while Javier Mascherano has also been tipped to depart the Camp Nou, leaving a vacancy for another centre half in the Catalan club’s squad.
Luiz was an integral part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League last season, but has struggled for form this campaign. The 30 year old’s replacement in the side Andreas Christensen did very little wrong against United at the weekend, and Conte has indicated that Luiz may find it hard to get his place back off the Danish international.