Barcelona have been pursuing The Brazilian defender for a number of years and are believed to be in advanced negotiations to land him after the World Cup. However, the Catalans now face competition from former manager Guardiola who had been keen on the Bayern boss was at Barcelona. Chelsea are believed to be willing to do business with potential suitors as they look to reinvest the money from Luiz’s sale in areas which are in need of reinforcement. A bid of around 27million pounds is to be tabled by the German giants within the next few weeks, according to FDN sources. The eccentric centre-back has reportedly already agreed terms with Barcelona for a contract which would run until 2019, and will earn ˆ5.5 million (4.5million) per-annum, according to Agencia News. Guardiola, however, is attempting to highjack the move before the World Cup begins and could spark a bidding war between Bayern and Barcelona.