Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has reportedly blocked the signing of Chelsea centre-back David Luiz as he considers the Brazilian defender is not the right choice to replace legend Carles Puyol.
Brazilian newspaper LanceNet reported that Luiz had already agreed personal terms to move to Barcelona – while the Catalan club and Chelsea were in negotiations over a fee to with the deal to be announced just after the World Cup.
However, Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claimed the deal was still far from been agreed as the Barcelona sporting director had not given the green light to Luiz signing.
With Carles Puyol set to leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season and Javier Mascherano's future up in the air, Barcelona are desperately looking for an experienced defender to partner Gerard Pique and Mundo Deportivo understands that they don't see Luiz ready to do that.
And should Barcelona finally refuse to complete a deal for Luiz, the Chelsea centre-back's future could be at Paris Saint Germain. Manager Luarent Blanc recently revealed his interests in him and compatriot Oscar.
"But we have the opportunity to prepare a good team. You have to target the needs and the positions. Oscar and David Luiz are very good players. They will interest PSG," Blanc said.
David Luiz is reportedly considering a move away as he is unhappy with his situation at Stamford Bridge The Brazilian international has started just 15 Premier League games this season while John Terry and Gary Cahill have both been ahead of him in Jose Mourinho's pecking order.
Indeed, he recently refused to commit his future to Stamford Bridge revealing his disappointment about 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."