David Luiz flattered by reported Barcelona interest

The Chelsea defender says that he is happy and proud to be linked to "a team of winners" in the Spanish league leaders but remains focused on his form at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea defender David Luiz says that he is flattered to be linked with a move to Barcelona but will continue to focus on his form at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazil international has reportedly caught the eye of the Spanish league leaders and admitted that any interest would be "a source of pride".

For now, however, the €25 million signing from Benfica is content to focus on his form at Stamford Bridge.

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"I'm happy that a club such as Barcelona is interested in me," Luiz told The Sun. "They're a team of winners and their interest is a source of pride for me.

"I'm a Chelsea player for now. I work hard every day to make people appreciate what I do. I try to do my job in the best way possible, wherever I am."

Luiz has often operated in midfield under Rafa Benitez and despite Chelsea's indifferent form since his arrival, the former Liverpool boss claims that he has had a positive impact on the squad.

"My job is to try to win and improve players," Benitez told reporters. "Gary Cahill has improved a lot with his movement and understanding of the game.

"I said Cesar Azpilicueta would get in the Spain team and Victor Moses won the player of the tournament in the Africa Nations Cup. That makes you very proud."