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30m Chelsea defender inline for Barcelona move
Published : 24 Aug 2012 11:03:13
Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz is now a 30m target for Spanish giants Barcelona.
After sealing the deal for Arsenal's Alex Song, Tito Vilanova isn't finished in the transfer window and has set his sights on improving the backline of Barca's defence with a move for the Chelsea defender.
Luiz is valued at around 30m according to Chelsea and Barcelona are ready to test the waters with a bid.
Yesterday afternoon, he tweeted a photograph of himself on a private plane declaring that he was preparing to fly to Barcelona. He later said he was returning to London. The club maintained he was attending a Nike event in the city and had permission to do so from their manager, Roberto Di Matteo, despite being injured.
Chelsea are not short on defenders and selling on a player they bought last January could be seen as a smart bit of business and profit.