Transfer news: Chelsea defender David Luiz plays down links to Barcelona
31 May 2013 09:25
Chelsea defender David Luiz has played down reports that he could be set for a summer switch to Barcelona.
The Brazil international, who usually operates at centre-back but was deployed in midfield at times by outgoing Blues boss Rafa Benitez, was previously a target for the La Liga side.
Luiz, who was one of the star performers as the Blues secured third place in the Premier League and Europa League glory, admits he admires Barca's style of play, but is in the dark over the latest speculation.
The former Benfica man is quoted as saying in the Daily Star: "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."