Luiz asks to leave Chelsea

David Luiz looks to be one step closer to joining Barcelona, with reports in England claiming that the defender will try to force through a move.

The Daily Mail believe that the defender’s agent will meet with representatives from the west London club this week, and ask, formally, to leave Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League side have already rejected a €25m bid from the Blaugrana for the Brazil international.

But with the centre-back’s intention to leave, Tata Martino’s men will try to strike a deal with the Blues.

Barca want to pay €35m for Luiz, whilst Roman Abramovich doesn’t want to see him leave for anything less than €50m.

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