Chelsea morning news: Barca to make HUGE offer for defender, former Blue slams Mourinho

A round up of the latest news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Barcelona will bid £25 million to sign David Luiz according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 26-year-old Brazilian is reportedly seen as the ideal replacement for Barca veteran Carles Puyol who will leave the Nou Camp this summer.

The report suggests that Barca are looking to do a deal for Luiz before the World Cup starts.

Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson says he lost respect for Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

Johnson claims the Portuguese coach made a number of broken promises during his spell with the Blues before he was sold in 2007.

“He said if I played well in the next game I would play the week after. I got man of the match so he couldn't drop me - I remember speaking to my agent and saying, 'He won't play me in this game because if I play well then he has to play me against Barcelona' and I knew that wasn't going to happen,” he told the Daily Mail.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma bagged an injury time winner as France’s under-21 side defeated Belarus.

The French youngsters maintained their perfect record in qualification for the next under-21 European championship.

Zouma moved to the Blues from Saint-Etienne last January and was immediately loaned back to the Ligue One side for the rest of the season.

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