Sky sources: Barcelona make official bid for Chelsea's David Luiz

Image: David Luiz: Barcelona target

Barcelona have made an official bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz, according to Sky sources.

He was also linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this summer as part of Chelsea's bid for Wayne Rooney. Reports had suggested that, in addition to offering money, Chelsea were also prepared to let Luiz or Juan Mata move to Old Trafford in exchange for Rooney. Chelsea subsequently denied any players were offered as part of the deal and Mourinho confirmed there was 'no chance' of Luiz leaving Stamford Bridge. There has also been speculation that Bayern Munich, who are coached by former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, are interested in Luiz. But Guardiola, speaking at a presentation before the Audi Cup in Munich last week, said he was happy with his defensive options. Bayern have the option of dropping holding midfielder Javi Martinez back into defence now that Thiago Alcantara has arrived to fill a similar role to the one his fellow Spaniard had last season. "He's not coming to Munich," he said. "We've got four or five central defenders. "There is no truth to the speculation."

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