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David Luiz reveals Barcelona bid

Chelsea defender David Luiz has claimed he chose to stay at Stamford Bridge this summer despite an official approach from Barcelona.

Fernando Torres applauds David Luiz after his stunning goal put the tie with Basel beyond doubt
David Luiz won the Europa League with Chelsea last season.

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The Brazilian international was at the centre of a series of rumours about his future during the transfer window, but insists that he is content at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho.

Speaking to Brazilian newspaper Gazeta Esportiva, Luiz said: "There was an official offer [from Barcelona], but I decided to stay at Chelsea.

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

Barcelona reportedly made a bid of £21.5 million for Luiz in August, which amounted to only half of the price tag Chelsea wanted for the 26-year-old.

Barca had also targeted Luiz's regular defensive partner for Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva, and Liverpool's Daniel Agger, but were unable to bring in a big signing to strengthen them at the back.

Club captain Carles Puyol's imminent return to fitness has been described as "our summer signing" by Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta.

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