Chelsea star rejected £65m Barcelona move

Brazilian defender David Luiz has revealed that he rejected a summer move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

The Chelsea defender was strongly linked with the Spanish side over the summer.

Reports claim Barcelona were prepared to pay £65million to bring the defender to Camp Nou.

Luiz told Gazeta Esportiva: “There was an official proposal [from Barcelona], but I opted for Chelsea. It was better for me and better for everyone.

“I am happy to be at a big club and be in the national team representing my country.”

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