Luiz not for sale, Barca

Last updated : 12 July 2013 By Adedeji Oluwaferanmi

Reports suggest that Barcelona are still trying to sign Chelsea's Brazillian defender, David Luiz to succeed their Captain Carles Puyol. A £30 million bid was quoted in some reports.

David Luiz was Chelsea's best centre-back last season and was ever present. He also featured in the midfield where he was pretty decent. The English media made Luiz look like a bad defender to most people, comments like "Not the Mourinho type of player". David Luiz is a talented footballer who every manager in the world including the best, Jose Mourinho would love to manage. Everybody saw his quality at the just-completed FIFA Confederations Cup at Brazil. 

Abramovich's Chelsea are not a selling club, they don't sell players in their prime especially when still in use. How many times do teams like Barcelona need to be told this? Jose Mourinho revealed that when he tried signing Samuel Eto'o from Barcelona while at Chelsea, Barcelona had insisted they are no selling club then we ended up getting Shevchenko. Its hard to see Jose Mourinho doing them any favours. 

Surely, Jose Mourinho is a smart man and he must know that David Luiz has been helping Chelsea's Brazil players settle down and enjoy life in London. Selling David Luiz will definitely affect the likes of Oscar, Lucas Piazon and new boy, James Wallace. I strongly believe Oscar's performance on the pitch has a lot to do with Luiz most of the time. 

Barcelona are simply wasting their time thinking Chelsea are Arsenal. Chelsea is a big club! The players are well paid too. The earlier Barcelona realize Luiz is a no go, the better for them. Barcelona will probably have to cough up around £50 million before Chelsea management and fans can consider letting Luiz go. 

NOTE: Barcelona haven't completed payments for Neymar, Alba, Sanchez. The club will probably fold up if they end up having Luiz.