Paris Saint-Germain have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz, according to L'Equipe.

The Ligue 1 champions are expected to part ways with another Brazilian centre-back, Alex, during the summer, and have identified his old Stamford Bridge team-mate Luiz as the perfect replacement.

Luiz was heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea last summer following Jose Mourinho's return, especially as Barcelona have followed him for over a year.

Mourinho has utilised Gary Cahill and John Terry as his first-choice centre-back partnership this season, limiting Luiz's opportunities in his favoured position.

The former Benfica man has, however, impressed in a midfield role, although PSG and Barcelona are both willing to give him the opportunity to play as a centre-back.