Chelsea transfers: Dani Alves urges David Luiz to join Barcelona

Chelsea transfers: Dani Alves admits he would be delighted to see David Luiz join Barcelona this summer

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David Luiz joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

Dani Alves admits he would be delighted to see David Luiz join Barcelona from Chelsea this summer.

The La Liga champions are understood to have had a bid for the Brazilian defender turned down by the Blues earlier this month.

The Spanish side are reported to be readying another offer for the 26-year-old centre-half, despite Chelsea’s insistence that he is not for sale.

And Luiz’s Brazil team-mate Alves has urged his compatriot to join him at Camp Nou, but accepts that the situation is probably out of his hands.

“I would be happy if David Luiz would come to Barcelona. I always want the best for my friends and advise them to join Barca if they get the chance,” Alves told El Mundo Deportivo.

“He’s not just a friend, but he has a lot of quality, too.

“The problem is not whether he would like to come here, but that you have to take him away from [Jose] Mourinho and that will not be easy.

“Letting David Luiz join Barca will not be an option for him and even less so as it would make us stronger.

“It will be incredibly difficult, nearly impossible.”

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