Chelsea centre-back David Luiz is set to complete his expected move to Barcelona just after the World Cup, reports in Brazil claim.
After a season without silverware, Jose Mourinho is planning a huge overhaul this summer that will see some new players arriving to Stamford Bridge but also others going the opposite way.
"It is sometimes normal that, at the end of the season, players – I am not speaking about the strikers but players that are not playing a lot or are not happy and prefer a change - that is part of the market," Mourinho admitted recently.
And according to Brazilian newspaper LanceNet, David Luiz will be the first to leave west London, as he has already agreed personal terms to move to Barcelona - while the Catalan club and Chelsea are in negotiations over a fee.
Luiz has had his share of highlights during his three seasons at Stamford Bridge and with John Terry and Gary Cahill ahead of him in Mourinho's pecking order he has started just 15 Premier League games this season.
After legend Carlos Puyol announced that he will leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season, Barcelona have been linked with a number of centre-backs to partner Gerard Pique.
And while recent reports claimed that the Catalan club are also monitoring Vicent Kompany and Daniel Agger, Lancenet reports that Luiz has finally been chosen to replace Puyol.
Meanwhile, David Luiz himself recently claimed his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain after revealing his disappointment for a "s**t season" without silverware.
"My future is about God. I do my job every day and this is all I can do. Next season there is a plan at Chelsea. We have many, many fantastic players and everyone wants to win trophies because it is normal when you sit at home on the sofa and watch television to see Chelsea fighting for trophies."