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Barcelona expect David Luiz to ask to leave Chelsea this Monday [Daily Mail]
According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona have Chelsea right where they want them on David Luiz.
Despite having their initial bid rejected last week, Barça remain confident they can prise Luiz away, as they believe it’s the player’s desire to leave the Londoners to join the Spanish champions; as well as thinking Mourinho is merely playing hard ball in order to drive up the price.
With Daniel Agger and Jan Vertonghen Barça’s back up plan for their defensive requirements, Luiz remains their number 1 priority.
Speculation has been rife since Mourinho’s return to Chelsea that he doesn’t fancy Luiz, with rumours of him being included in a swap deal for Rooney last month doing little to dispel the feeling.
- Updated: August 10, 2013