ANKARA - Barcelona are ready to pay £25 million for Chelsea`s 26-year-old Brazilian center-back, David Luiz, this summer.
One of the British daily newspapers, The Telegraph, claims that Barcelona are highly interested in Luiz in place of the one of Catalan club veteran center-back, Carles Puyol.
Puyol is due to leave Barcelona at the end of the season due to several injuries, despite having a 2 year-contract with Barcalona.
Although Chelsea`s Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho, had rejected the transfer offer made in the summer of 2013, but he may consider selling Luiz, after Chelsea bought Saint-Etienne`s 19-year-old French center-back, Kurt Zouma, and 25-year-old Serbian central midfielder, Nemanja Matic, from Benfica, in the middle of the transfer season.
After coming through the youth setup of one of the leading football clubs in Portugal Benfica, 26-year-old Luiz scored 12 goals in 135 matches for Chelsea in three years.
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