The Catalans were prepared to pay £35million for the 25-year-old last summer, but instead turned their attention to other targets.
The Daily Mail now reports that Barcelona have been impressed by Luiz’s stellar performances for Chelsea this season.
Luiz’s performances have led Barcelona to reignite their interest in the highly-rated Brazilian defender.
Barcelona are now prepared to make a staggering £40million bid for Luiz.
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Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.
Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.