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Chelsea's Luiz: I turned down Barcelona

David Luiz has revealed that Barcelona came in with an offer for his services in the summer transfer window.

The Brazilian centre-back was the subject of plenty of transfer speculation with German giants Bayern Munich also showing interest but he opted to remain with Chelsea even after Barca lodged a £21.5million bid.

"There was an official offer [from Barcelona] but I decided to stay at Chelsea," Luiz told reporters while away on international duty.

"I am happy to play for a big club and be in the national team to represent my country."

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