Chelsea’s David Luiz Not A Priority Signing For Barcelona

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PSG centre-back is first choice for Spanish giants.

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Chelsea defender David Luiz is not first choice for Barcelona in their quest to sign a new centre-back this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Spanish giants are instead said to be hoping they can wrap up a deal for Luiz’s fellow Brazilian, Thiago Silva of PSG.

The former AC Milan star is widely regarded as one of the best central defenders in the world, and Barcelona are ready to spend big to improve their defence this summer, after struggling in that department on several occasions this season.

Barca manager Tito Vilanova will offer somewhere in the region of £30million for the 28-year-old, who only joined the French club last summer, and helped them to the Ligue 1 title.

However, with PSG in no financial need to sell their best players, the La Liga champions may struggle to bring in their first choice target, and will turn to a £25million offer to Chelsea for Luiz if they fail to bring in Silva.

It has been hinted that new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would be willing to sell Luiz as he looks to make some changes to a Chelsea team that failed to put in a serious title challenge in the Premier League this year. The former Benfica player has also been linked with Real Madrid.

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