David Luiz snubbed Barcelona to stay at Chelsea

Published Add your comment

Football News

Chelsea defender David Luiz has revealed he rejected the chance to sign for Barcelona during the summer transfer window.

Barcelona had been linked with a move for Luiz and were reported to have offered as much as £34.5m for him.

The bid was rejected and Jose Mourinho followed it up by telling reporters that the Brazilian defender was not for sale at any price. 

This prompted reports that Luiz had told Chelsea that he wished to leave the club in order to join Barcelona.

However, Luiz has poured cold water on those claims, insisting he never thought about leaving Chelsea and even rejected the chance to leave for the Nou Camp.

"There was an official offer [from Barcelona], but I decided to stay at Chelsea," Luiz told Gazeta Esportiva.

"I am happy to play for a big club and be in the national team to represent my country."

The 26-year-old then went on to say that he was delighted with Chelsea's Champions League draw.

The Stamford Bridge outfit were drawn in Group E  alongside Basel, Schalke and Steaua Bucharest, making them clear favourites to qualify.

Luiz added: "It's always a tough competition with great opponents," added Luiz. "But it's always good when we can avoid teams with history of wins in the competition."

Chelsea get their Champions League campaign started against Basel at home on the 18th September.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

UEFA Champions League
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again