Chelsea braced to receive Luiz bid

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Chelsea are braced to receive one final offer from Barcelona for £40m-rated Stamford Bridge star David Luiz, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Brazil defender has been top of Barca's transfer shortlist since the beginning of the summer, as the Spanish giants scour Europe for a world-class centre-back.

Luiz has emerged as one of Chelsea's key players since his transfer from Benfica in January 2011, but Nou Camp president Sandro Rossell has reportedly tested the water regarding a move.

If he receives any indication that Chelsea would be willing to negotiate, the report claims he'll return with a final offer.

The Catalans have been frustrated in their pursuit so far, with Chelsea refusing to entertain bids for the Brazilian defender and they even rejected a Barca offer for Luiz last summer.

He signed a new long-term deal at the club at the end of the 2011-12 season, but Barcelona hope new recruit Neymar will help persuade Luiz to join the La Liga side.

Neymar is Barca's sole big-money deal this summer, with the Brazilian striker joining from Santos in a deal reportedly worth €57m.

The report claims they don't plan to go anywhere near that kind of money for Luiz - a bid around the £30m mark is more likely - but they believe such an offer could tempt the Blues.

Bayern Munich have also been mentioned as possible Luiz suitors, but the European champions have recently denied the speculation.

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