Chelsea star David Luiz is looking to move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain this summer, as opposed to Barcelona, according to sources in France.
Italian website TuttoMercato, citing reports in French sources RMC, claims that the Brazilian centre back is open to the idea of leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of this season, but would prefer that he makes a switch to Ligue 1 as opposed to La Liga. This follows reports that Spanish champions Barca were looking to bring him in as a replacement for Carles Puyol, and rumours that Jose Mourinho would consent to the sale in order to raise funds with which to buy Diego Costa.
RMC claims that Luiz has been targeted by the Ligue 1 leaders with a view to forming a partnership with Thiago Silva, and it stands to reason that they would be willing to pay whatever price Mourinho deems reasonable. Recently it’s been reported that Luiz would cost any suitors around £35million, though that could fluctuate depending on how keen Chelsea are to offload him.
The 26-year-old’s time in west London has been blighted by inconsistent performances at the back, and having lost his position at the heart of the defence to the impressive partnership of Gary Cahill and John Terry, Luiz could actively seek to move for first-team football.