Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is keen on Chelsea defender David Luiz.

Barca sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta is in New York this week to discuss transfer plans with Vilanova for the summer market.

A Bola says former Benfica defender Luiz is high on the agenda as Vilanova asks for a new centre-half signing.

Midfielders Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets and Alexandre Song have all been played in central defence this season and Vilanova sees Luiz as the ideal solution to their problems.