Luiz: I turned down Barca

David Luiz has revealed that he did turn down an offer from Barcelona this summer to stay with Chelsea.

The defender was strongly suggested over the summer as one of the Catalans’ primary objectives to strengthen their defence.

With it believed that they had placed at least one official bid to his club, the 26-year-old has today cleared up his position in negotiations.

“There was an official offer [from Barcelona], but I decided to stay at Chelsea,” Luiz has confirmed to Gazeta Esportiva.

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

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