Luiz, 26, was tracked by the La Liga champions throughout the summer, but saw their attempts to bring him to the Camp Nou fail due to a dispute over the transfer fee with Chelsea.

Prior to suffering a knee injury, Luiz was omitted from Jose Mourinho's starting line-up for the games against Schalke and West Brom with John Terry and Gary Cahill the preferred central defensive pairing.

According to reports in Spain, Chelsea are now willing to let Luiz leave the club in the upcoming transfer window with Barcelona ready to act on this development by launching a revived bid.