Transfer news

Luiz quiet on Barca link

May 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

Chelsea defender David Luiz has dampened reports linking him with a move to Barcelona this summer.

David Luiz's big hair has earned the Chelsea player the nickname of Sideshow Bob
GettyImagesDavid Luiz likes the way Barcelona play their football

Luiz, 26, has reportedly caught the eye of the La Liga champions after an impressive season at the Blues that saw him pick up a Europa League winners medal.

But while the Brazil international believes Barca play an attractive style of football, he says he has heard nothing about a potential transfer to the Camp Nou.

"My objective is to be happy and this is possible playing always in a team that controls the ball,” he said in the Daily Star.

"Barcelona is the team that has developed the best football in the last few years.

"I know Barca were interested in my services in the past but now I do not have any news."

Luiz, who has been deployed in both defence and midfield at Stamford Bridge, made 57 appearances for Chelsea last season.