Chelsea defender David Luiz bound for Barcelona

 

Chelsea defender David Luiz has sparked a frenzy of speculation that he is set to join Barcelona.

The Brazilian tweeted: "Going to #Barcelona! See u soon..."

In addition, he tweeted a picture of himself on what appeared to be a private jet.

The tweet from Luiz is the latest twist surrounding the defender's future, after earlier today The Sun newspaper claimed the centre-back was the subject of a £30m bid from Manchester City.

Luiz missed last night's 4-2 win over Reading at Stamford Bridge, although it was understood at the time that was due to an injury.

The player himself tweeted yesterday morning "Good morning #geezers ! I'm a little bit sad today,because I can't play tonight,I have pain on my knee! But ok! Come on #CFC #KTBFFH".

The Brazilian's actions of revealing his injury through Twitter angered Chelsea. It's believed the Champions League holders fined the 25-year-old.

Manager Roberto Di Matteo said: “This social media thing is all around us now. We’ll deal with it internally.”

Luiz joined Chelsea last year during the January transfer window for a fee in the region of £20m. While his penchant for getting forward has been praised, at times his defensive ability and awareness have been questioned, with Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville memorable saying the Brazilian looked as though he was controlled by "a 10-year-old on a PlayStation".

Related article from London's Evening Standard...

Di Matteo walking a tightrope as he perfects his take on tiki-taka

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?
How Tansy Davies turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

How a composer turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds'

Tansy Davies makes her operatic debut with a work about the attack on the Twin Towers. Despite the topic, she says it is a life-affirming piece
11 best bedside tables

11 best bedside tables

It could be the first thing you see in the morning, so make it work for you. We find night stands, tables and cabinets to wake up to
Italy vs England player ratings: Did Andros Townsend's goal see him beat Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney to top marks?

Italy vs England player ratings

Did Townsend's goal see him beat Kane and Rooney to top marks?
Danny Higginbotham: An underdog's tale of making the most of it

An underdog's tale of making the most of it

Danny Higginbotham on being let go by Manchester United, annoying Gordon Strachan, utilising his talents to the full at Stoke and plunging into the world of analysis
Audley Harrison's abusers forget the debt he's due, but Errol Christie will always remember what he owes the police

Steve Bunce: Inside Boxing

Audley Harrison's abusers forget the debt he's due, but Errol Christie will always remember what he owes the police
No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat