Chelsea defender David Luiz bound for Barcelona


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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".

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